@Bishop_Llandaff

15:38 PM - 18 Oct 2017

This Friday (20th October) is 'Civvies Day' in aid of Llandaff Deanery Refugees Charity. Thank you in advance for your generous support

10:28 AM - 17 Oct 2017

Reminder: Our Year 11 Parent's Evening is tomorrow (Wednesday 18th October) starting at 3:20pm. We look forward to welcoming parents/carers

12:59 PM - 13 Oct 2017

Reminder: Monday 16th October is INSET Day so the school will be closed to students. We look forward to welcoming students back on Tuesday

11:20 AM - 12 Oct 2017

It is our Year 11 Parent's Evening on Wednesday 18th October starting at 3:20pm. We look forward to welcoming parents/carers next week

18:25 PM - 11 Oct 2017

Thanks to our wide range of employers and HE institutions who helped make our careers day such a wonderful success

12:16 PM - 10 Oct 2017

Reminder: Monday 16th October is an INSET Day so school will be closed to students

15:35 PM - 9 Oct 2017

Head of Sixth Form's Open Door is tonight (9 October 2017) from 4:30pm - 6:30pm

12:44 PM - 9 Oct 2017

Thank you to the families who came to our Open Evening. The deadline is 04.12.17 at 12 noon. We look forward to receiving your applications

16:59 PM - 5 Oct 2017

We are seeking to appoint an efficient individual to join our team as clerk to governors. Click for details https://t.co/NtnHkhGZUd

15:07 PM - 3 Oct 2017

Our Year 6 Open Evening (for families applying for Year 7 in September 2018) is on Thursday 5th October. Tours from 5.30pm. All welcome!

Homework

Homework is an integral part of the school curriculum. The nature of the tasks varies from subject to subject and is set according to the student’s ability and the departmental scheme of work. Homework tasks are recorded by students in the Student Planner and parents are asked to sign the Student Planner weekly.

Tutors will regularly monitor and sign the Student Planner. Students are expected to meet homework deadlines. At The Bishop of Llandaff, we strongly encourage the active support of parents/carers in ensuring homework is completed on time. Completion of regular homework helps students’ academic development and has a positive impact on their overall achievement and progress.

The impact of homework is widely debated. There are some families who request more homework for their child, while others suggest there is too much. Ultimately, we aim to strike a balance with students working (on average) to one solid piece of homework each night at key stage 3 (Year 7 - 9), while for examination year groups this does increase. The school operates a homework timetable to attempt to balance the amount of work a student has each night and our revised approach to 'skills homework' is designed to support students to complete the work and prepare them for the challenges of GCSE and A level. Therefore, this work will progressively become more challenging as the year progresses. The homework is designed to not rely as much on content but build on skills developed over the key stage. This revised approach, launched in January 2017 will support students to develop the necessary skills required while pitch at a variety of levels. For more able (and adventurous) students there are 'challenging' tasks to ensure the work is appropriately stretching.