Home Learning at Maritime Academy is simple, powerful, and meaningful.
Every day, every student completes three elements of Home Learning. These will take up to 1 hour and 45 minutes to complete.
Home Learning at Maritime supports all students in developing core skills in Maths and English while also learning the key components of knowledge from their academic curriculum.
Home Learning encourages self-development and self-discipline. Students who complete regular homework perform better at school and during exams, they learn broader life skills and associate hard work with long term rewards.
Research has found that students who completed Home Learning achieved better progress in test results than those who did not. Researchers have also found that the completion of Home Learning at secondary level can add on an additional 5 months progress onto a child’s learning.
We place high importance on reading within the Academy, therefore we expect our students to read formally three times a week. This includes reading about topical issues linked to current affairs in the news, a subject specific text as well as reading their own choice of text. Using their One:One device, students use Microsoft Teams and Reading Progress to record themselves reading. This provides instant feedback to students on key areas of reading such as fluency, reading speed and accuracy.
Students also use their One:One device to complete Maths Home Learning twice a week as well as other subject specific learning tasks. Below is an example of a Home Learning Timetable:
There will be Home Learning club opportunities for students who wish to utilise their time in school to complete some of their Home Learning.
Home Learning is important; therefore, should a student fail to complete their Home Learning, they will be subject to sanctions in line with our behaviour policy.