KS4 Prep/Homework Support & the Library

Dear Parent/Carer,

We are writing to inform you about two opportunities that are being introduced this year to support student progress and independence.

AMSI Library

We will shortly be relaunching the AMSI Library for students, with a range of fiction, non-fiction and study guides available. To respond to the changing needs and demands of the school, the library has become an online presence, rather than a physical space. Students will be able to browse the library catalogue online and request books using a Google Form, which is on the school website. The books will then be brought to students’ form rooms by Library Monitors. Students are permitted to borrow up to two books at any one time.

As you are aware, students are expected to carry a reading book with them at all times, as part of their REP (Reading book, Equipment and Planner). Please encourage your child to make use of the library, and to borrow and enjoy the books that are available.

In order to avoid any charges being incurred to replace lost or damaged books, please encourage your child to look after any books that they borrow, and return them in the same condition and on time. The books are provided as an excellent opportunity for all students to benefit from so being timely with their return is key.

KS3 HW Support and KS4 Prep

In order to support students in developing independent study skills, we are offering supervised study spaces either before or after school for students to use. This time can be used to support the completion of homework as well as independent study. We piloted the morning sessions for KS4 at the end of last year with Year 11 and they found it very useful.

  • Key Stage 3 Homework Support: 14:15 – 15:10
  • Key Stage 4 Prep: 08:30 – 09:20

Each of these study sessions will take place in the school canteen. This will be a supervised study space where students can attend to complete homework or revision, as well as getting support from the staff duty as needed.

Please encourage your child to make use of these opportunities as part of their school day as this supports our vision of Every Child a Scholar.

If your child does not complete a piece of homework fully, they will be expected to attend the appropriate Key Stage session on the next school day; you will receive a text notification to inform you if this is the case. Please note, this is not a detention, but it is a compulsory session to attend in order for us to support your child to get the best possible outcomes.

We look forward to working with you this year, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely
Mrs J Stubbs
Deputy Headteacher – Outcomes and Teacher Standards