Extended Learning tasks are set by staff and completed by students outside of lesson time. The goal is to to reinforce in class learning, allow students to extend themselves and to promote independence. Tasks can range from six week projects to weekly or fortnightly activities.
Extended Learning tasks are published on the school Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). By publishing Extended Learning on-line students, staff and parents are able to access resources and requirements centrally whether in school, at home or even at work. Students are also able to access a range of multimedia resources whether it is on the VLE or links to the World Wide Web.
We realise that not all students have good access to computer equipment, software, printers or internet connectivity. There are Homework clubs at lunch time in the IT Suites and after/before school clubs in the Learning Resource Centre. Students have their planners and a record tasks and due dates in them. If a student is concerned about their ability to do their Extended Learning activity they should speak to the class teacher or their Social and Academic Mentor.
If you have further questions about Extended Learning please email firstname.lastname@example.org and mark it for the attention of the relevant department. Alternatively you can ring the school using the information on the "contact us" page.
At de Stafford School all students will be expected, by each Subject area, to complete pieces of extended study – this is work done outside school hours. The type of extended study varies by year group.
Whilst there is no set amount of time that should be spent on extended learning, the general guideline is twenty minutes per piece for Year 7 students, thirty minutes for Year 8 & 9 students and forty five minutes for Year 10 & 11 students.
Any queries regarding homework should be made to the teacher who teaches the student or the Head of Department.