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09:28 AM - 30 Jul 2022

Retweetd From Welsh Government Education

Children whose families are on lower incomes and qualify for certain benefits can apply for a grant of £225 per learner, or £300 for those learners entering year 7, recognising the increased costs associated with starting secondary school. https://t.co/oN6ULc82OT https://t.co/rmag4Dg9s6

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07:48 AM - 27 Jul 2022

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We recently published advance information for a number of GCSE qualifications, which will be assessed during the November 2022 exam series: https://t.co/2nK0hQar2B https://t.co/yTfCLIZagC

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12:39 PM - 24 Jul 2022

Retweetd From Welsh Government Education

Have you signed your child up to this year’s Summer Reading Challenge? Encourage them to enjoy reading for pleasure. Read all about it: https://t.co/403Jtrwclq https://t.co/d3yjo7cx6N

18:25 PM - 22 Jul 2022

The school is now closed for the summer holidays. Thank you to our wonderful students and staff for an amazing year. Our warmest wishes to departing members of the community. We look forward to seeing you all in September after a well-deserved rest.

08:21 AM - 22 Jul 2022

Our Summer Edition of The Mitre is now available to view. Thank you to everyone who contributed https://t.co/SF1kaDUDl2

20:02 PM - 21 Jul 2022

We are looking for a new Rugby Development Officer to join is the new academic year. Click on the link for details https://t.co/sLZNSNjGRi

18:20 PM - 20 Jul 2022

Please find link below to our end of year letter from Mr Belli, which has been emailed to all families https://t.co/NwryjLxmNn

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17:44 PM - 19 Jul 2022

Retweetd From Food and Nutrition BOLHS

Apple art! Great first try https://t.co/irVqH0sfDy

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17:43 PM - 19 Jul 2022

Retweetd From BOLHS Science dept

Thanks to all our amazing "dragons" that braved the extreme temperatures to support and judge yr 7 on their cross curricular challenge day. . Hopefully some great healthy smoothie recipes went home with students tonight! https://t.co/dlVCLFarbJ

15:36 PM - 18 Jul 2022

SPORTS DAY: Our annual sports day will now take place on-site on Thursday 21st July. Competitors will be provided with information by the PE department

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 approach supports 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.