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Beacon Edge and Independent Learning
At Beacon High, we are committed to ensuring that all of our students enjoy learning beyond the classroom, where they are provided with the opportunity to develop both their academic and social skills. We recognise the value of Home Learning in encouraging independent learning skills and with the influence of current education research, we also identify how for some of our students, Home Learning can have a negative impact on wellbeing, as well as ‘zero to little impact on academic progress’ (Hattie, 2019). As a result, Home Learning at Key Stage 3 now takes a new and exciting format linked to our current LORIC Curriculum: > Leadership > Organisation > Resilience > Initiative > Communication. This is what we have named ‘Beacon Edge’.
At Key Stage 4, students will complete more ‘traditional’ Home Learning tasks which will support their understanding of their GCSE curriculum. However, our Key Stage 4 students can also complete the Beacon Edge activities, alongside their curriculum Home Learning if they chose to. All Home Learning will be outlined and detailed on our ‘Show My Homework’ website.