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Evolving homework

I often tell our staff at Durrington: “homework isn’t going anywhere.” I’m starting to realise this phrase is open to misinterpretation. What I mean is: homework is important at secondary school (according to research evidence) so get used to it, because it will … Continue reading


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Cracking homework

Homework has been on my list of whole-school responsibilities for some time now.  In fact, this will be the sixth year in which I’ve been charged with leading on all things connected to learning outside of the classroom.  Other than revision that … Continue reading

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Purposeful Homework

This weeks’ 15 Minute Forum was led by Senior Leader Chris Runeckles. One of his whole-school responsibilities is homework and ensuring that the setting of this is meeting the needs of our students and our teachers. He began with the … Continue reading

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Homework – What seems to work?

Tonight’s 15 minute forum was led by Company Leader and history teacher Chris Runeckles.  The session explored the idea of homework and how we can make it more meaningful for learning.  The above quote is taken directly from the OFSTED … Continue reading

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  The 15 minute forum tonight was led by Chris Runeckles.  Chris teaches history and has been experimenting with Ross McGill’s idea of ‘Takeaway Homework’.  Ross talks about the rationale behind the idea here: The history and geography departments have … Continue reading

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Marking. Less is more?

DHS maths Deputy Leader Emma McCann has decided to dip her toes into the world of blogging, with this great article on marking. Yet another bright spot! I just want to start by warning you: I have read loads but … Continue reading

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Using Padlet

English NQT Emma Morgan has been using Padlet to help her students revise.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with Padlet, it is basically a blank wall that you set up (online!). You or anyone else can then post … Continue reading

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15 Minute Forum – Using Edmodo as an engaging homework tool

Jack Tyler (History teacher), led the forum tonight, looking at using Edmodo for homework tasks  – http://www.edmodo.com/ Edmodo is an online platform that allows teachers to set students tasks, that they can then complete online. Why it works? No paper … Continue reading

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