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08:18 AM - 10 Jul 2018

Congratulations to Chloe (Yr 11) who has won the Blue Peter Flying High competition. Her design will be printed on a Red Arrow Pilot Helmet in aid of the RAF's 100 year celebrations. Blue Peter episodes will feature winners on 5th and 19th July at 5.30pm on https://t.co/Vuy5iOpsL8

15:13 PM - 9 Jul 2018

Reminder: Our Sports Day is tomorrow, Tuesday 10th July. Although there will be water available, please can parents ensure that students bring plenty of water to stay hydrated and wear appropriate sun protection

11:03 AM - 9 Jul 2018

Reminder: Our Head of Sixth Form Open Door session is today, Monday 9th July 4.30-6.30pm

11:40 AM - 6 Jul 2018

Due to the remaining high temperatures, we have decided that students can continue to wear their PE kit, as an alternative, for the remainder of the term. Please check emails for details. We are extremely grateful for the support received by parents during this time

16:08 PM - 1 Jul 2018

Please check emails sent today regarding uniform. If there is any change we will contact families on by email and post on Twitter. Thank you for your support https://t.co/OFhfPyaG7g

14:22 PM - 29 Jun 2018

Reminder: Our Headteacher's Open Door session is Monday 2nd July 4.30-6.30pm

21:13 PM - 26 Jun 2018

With temperatures forecast c27-29 degrees for remainder of the week, we have taken to decision to allow our students to wear school PE kit in place of their uniform. We expect usual uniform to be worn from Monday 2nd July (unless otherwise stated). Please check email for details

08:10 AM - 26 Jun 2018

Reminder: All forms and payments for the Oakwood Trip (Monday 23rd July) need to be returned to the office by Friday 29th June

13:48 PM - 25 Jun 2018

Reminder: This year's Bishop's Got Talent is on Thursday 28th June at 7pm. Tickets are on sale from 12.45-1.15pm in the foyer everyday £7 adults, £5 concessions. Get your ticket before it's too late! https://t.co/3FU9zgLRVF

15:23 PM - 21 Jun 2018

Important Update: Buses from today's Bristol Zoo trip (Year 7) have been delayed. Buses are expected back at school between 3.30-3.45pm. All buses will therefore be delayed leaving the school site. We apologise for any inconvenience caused

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.