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12:36 PM - 6 Apr 2020

Retweetd From School Chaplain

This series of reflections for Holy Week starts this morning at 10:00am. We are all invited to join in with them - Diolch am y gwahoddiad https://t.co/bqowUo0n7u

09:30 AM - 3 Apr 2020

Our staff will continue to supervise children in Year 7, 8 and 9 of essential 'key workers' throughout the Easter period at our hub school. We will publish the next wave of distance learning for w/c 20th April on 17th

09:05 AM - 3 Apr 2020

The collection of 'grab and go' meals for eFSM students will finish as of today. For families eligible for a free school meal, you will receive a letter from explaining how you can redeem your food voucher(s). Please keep an eye out

13:32 PM - 2 Apr 2020

Retweetd From Marc Belli

Thank you to Assistant Head, for creating a list of useful sites to support families in dealing with student wellbeing during lockdown. I’m sure it is useful for families too https://t.co/R4Swt0Pjf3

19:19 PM - 30 Mar 2020

Great! Thank you!

18:21 PM - 30 Mar 2020

What a great idea! Please can you send us details of your contact at the Heath so we can see if we can also help?

http://www.twitter.com/bishop_llandaff/status/1244209637932531712

11:27 AM - 29 Mar 2020

The app is one of the fastest growing platforms during this period of lockdown. While it is a very useful tool, families should be aware of how it can be abused. The National Online Safety poster offers guidance to maintain safe use https://t.co/cPe4WmMnkU

11:53 AM - 28 Mar 2020

Families in Year 10 and 12, please read a letter from Mr Belli regarding the announcement about examinations this summer for GCSE and AS levels. A copy will be emailed today. Click on the link for details https://t.co/HzIO9dpmJx

http://www.twitter.com/bishop_llandaff/status/1243824382901977088

08:56 AM - 28 Mar 2020

This is why social distancing is so important. Please follow these steps, as they will help reduce the spread of https://t.co/Fl0U9yjmhc

18:11 PM - 27 Mar 2020

Year 10 and 12 families - Welsh Government/Qualifications Wales have this evening made an announcement regarding this summers’ examinations. We will look into this over the next 48 hours and contact families affected in writing

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.