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09:41 AM - 21 Sep 2020

In the absence of a face-to-face open evening, we have developed a secure area of the school site to support families. You will need to register your interest via Mrs Burke to receive the username and password for the site, which goes live on 8th October. Please RT https://t.co/7Y6Y5xSkFc

16:24 PM - 17 Sep 2020

Our Year 10 Information Evening Presentation can be found via our website, following the link below https://t.co/Yz5douSpOA

19:20 PM - 15 Sep 2020

A letter from Mr Belli, Executive Headteacher, has been sent to all families. Please check your emails or follow the below link https://t.co/SsaNDrWDqx

20:28 PM - 14 Sep 2020

Regrettably, we will not be able to host our Annual Open Evening this year. However, families can now apply to the new Year 7 for September 2021. Please follow the link for the more information, the relevant application form and guide https://t.co/akLipZf4N8

19:57 PM - 14 Sep 2020

Our Year 11 Information Evening Presentation can be found via our website, using the link below https://t.co/Yz5douSpOA

18:41 PM - 11 Sep 2020

Thank you to all Year 11 and Year 13 students for a great week. It has been so good to have you back. We look forward to welcoming all year groups on Monday.

09:44 AM - 7 Sep 2020

A warm welcome to our Year 11 and Year 13 students. Remember all other year groups have distance learning published on our dedicated webpage with work accessible via Microsoft Teams

17:37 PM - 3 Sep 2020

We are all looking forward to welcoming Year 7 and Year 12 students tomorrow.

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.