@Bishop_Llandaff

16:21 PM - 19 Nov 2018

Tomorrow, Tuesday 20th November, is Pray for schools day. There will be prayer cards made available for students and staff wishing to write a prayer for someone/something important to them

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14:51 PM - 16 Nov 2018

Thank you to all staff and students who contributed to all our activities today in aid of . Congratulations to the winners of today's prizes https://t.co/CpVQn5QXwC

12:43 PM - 15 Nov 2018

Civvies day is on Friday 16th November to raise money for Activities on the day include ‘name the ted’ and guess the number of sweets in a jar. 50p per go. We ask that students bring change (rather than notes) to make involvement in games simple and enjoyable

14:26 PM - 13 Nov 2018

We are looking for a talented teacher of Design Technology (textiles specialist) to join the team on a temporary basis to cover a maternity leave. Click for details https://t.co/4Jy85AbCWA

13:06 PM - 13 Nov 2018

Thank you to everyone for their support at the doughnut sale last week https://t.co/x0Tc2r1u0f

21:54 PM - 12 Nov 2018

We are looking for an exceptional teacher of ICT to join our team as our new head of department. Click for details https://t.co/FRQXZKbiCb

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15:27 PM - 12 Nov 2018

After winning resources from and , our reading club has enjoyed completing activities and taking part in a special animal scavenger hunt to celebrate World Poetry Day and the 1st anniversary of https://t.co/Ucn9zYPbbG

11:33 AM - 12 Nov 2018

Friday 16th November will be 'Civvies Day' in aid of BBC Children in Need . We thank you in advance for your generous support

16:13 PM - 9 Nov 2018

Reminder there will be a GCSE Maths revision session tomorrow, Saturday 10th November, from 9am-1pm https://t.co/AokJg3Pnix

13:11 PM - 8 Nov 2018

We are looking for a physical education specialist to lead the department from January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. For details follow the link https://t.co/Lj6D9nLmY8

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.