Y8 Parents Evening
DATE CHANGE: Please note that the date for the Y8 Parents’ Evening has been moved from from Wednesday 13th February to Thursday 7th March 16:00 - 19:00.
Change to Autumn half term holiday 2019
From next academic (starting September 2019) APA will move to a two week October half term holiday. Please be assured there will be no loss to teaching time as we would return to school straight after the August bank holiday and break up one day later for Christmas. To view the new dates please click here
Homework at Ark Putney Academy
At Ark Putney we set all our homework through the Show My Homework website. - All students should have been issued with login details for SMHW, if you are a current student at APA and you don't have your login information, please make sure you obtain this from your tutor.
Homework is an integral part of the learning process and an important component of our curriculum.
Homework has these important objectives:
To reinforce concepts and skills taught in the classroom.
To develop thinking and study skills.
To promote student responsibility, initiative and self-direction.
To enlighten parents/carers as to course content and teacher expectation.
To encourage carry-over of worthwhile school activities into lasting leisure interests.
As with all schoolwork, but specifically with homework, the interaction among the teacher-student-parent is essential for successful completion of the tasks. Yet, the final responsibility for completing the homework rests with the students.
All staff must ensure that students write down both the homework title and completion/submission date into their planners at the start of every lesson, staff are responsible for dealing with students who fail to complete homework as per the academy policy.
Key Stage 3 Guidelines
1.5 hours per week (English, Maths)
1 hour per week (Science)
1 hour, 2 per cycle (History, Geography)
1 hour, 3 per cycle (Modern foreign languages)
45 mins 1 per cycle (DT, Drama, Music, Art)