@Bishop_Llandaff

09:01 AM - 19 Apr 2018

As part of Autism Week, tomorrow is our Civvies Day 'wear blue for Autism' to help raise awareness. Further information can be found at https://t.co/mRZK0XCl86 Staff and students wishing to participate will be asked to bring in £1. Thank you in advance for your generous support

08:02 AM - 18 Apr 2018

Reminder: Our Year 7 Parents' Evening is today from 3.20pm. We look forward to welcoming parents/carers

13:44 PM - 16 Apr 2018

We celebrate Autism Awareness week and, on Friday, students can make a donation and wear non-uniform with a theme of 'wear blue for Autism'. For more information about autism click on the link https://t.co/mRZK0XCl86

11:10 AM - 10 Apr 2018

We look forward to welcoming all students back, following the Easter break, on Monday 16th April (Week A)

11:07 AM - 10 Apr 2018

Our Year 7 Parents' Evening is on Wednesday 18th April from 3.20pm. We look forward to welcoming parents/carers

11:06 AM - 10 Apr 2018

Our Headteacher's Open Door is on Monday 16th April from 4.30-6.30pm

13:13 PM - 31 Mar 2018

Our Spring edition of The Mitre is available to view. Thank you to our student editors and everyone who contributed https://t.co/19Bysy2qON

13:28 PM - 29 Mar 2018

Happy Easter/Pasq Hapus! We wish all students a very happy and holy Easter break. We look forward to welcoming you back on 16th April

09:22 AM - 28 Mar 2018

We are looking for a teacher of humanities (Geography/History) to join our team in September 2018. Click for details https://t.co/d2cIPuTQJt

16:03 PM - 27 Mar 2018

Please find below a link to the Year 11 Revision sessions being held during the Easter holidays https://t.co/GMVXEs2nbG

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.