My Online Schooling recognises the vital role that independent learning plays in a pupil’s overall learning experience.
We use the phrase ‘Independent Learning’ instead of ‘homework’ intentionally to emphasise that these activities are essential to success in My Online Schooling courses. As recorded lessons are primarily lecture-based, independent learning activities are designed for pupils to practise, strengthen, and apply the skills that are developed during lessons.
It is important that there is consistency across the school to ensure teacher and pupil expectations are clear. Effective independent learning involves well-designed assignments that engage and challenge pupils. Pupils are supported by high quality teaching and learning in live lessons and accessible recordings. Accordingly, this policy should not be seen in isolation, but as part of the larger teaching and learning strategy at My Online Schooling.
The quality of a pupil’s success with independent learning is dependent on the quality of the assignment itself. It is the primary responsibility of the class teacher, but ultimately the school’s senior leadership to ensure that independent learning assignments meet the standards outlined below.
Independent learning is a crucial part of the My Online Schooling learning experience. Not completing assignments will have a negative impact on the quality of pupils’ education. For this reason, we are implementing the following sanctions for incomplete assignments: