Home Educators

The aim of home learning is to:

  • Consolidate and extend work covered in class or to prepare for new learning
  • Develop research skills
  • Develop problem solving skills
  • Enable pupils to take ownership and responsibility for their own learning
  • Give every pupil the opportunity to fulfil their potential
  • Instill in all pupils the importance of life-long learning
  • Provide training for students in planning & organising their time
  • Create channels for home – school dialogue

It is important that students should have frequent and increasing opportunities to develop and consolidate their competencies as independent learners.

Each learning module has its own guidelines, including:

  • Consolidation of previous learning
  • Practicing skills
  • Reading
  • Interviews
  • Preparation for the next lesson
  • Watch and listen activities
  • Problem solving activities
  • Independent learning opportunities and skills building activities
  • Activities that enable creativity and imagination

Learner Profiles

The objective of parents completing the learner profiles are for them to undertake practical activities with their son / daughter in order to give them a broader understanding of the subjects that their children will find that match their natural aptitudes / abilities and what new skills they will need to undertake for furthering developing those subjects / life skills more thoroughly.

Personalised Learning

Asking parents to complete questions that offer a customised approach, based on the answers given from parents, on accelerating the pupils learning on subjects that are not delivered in the school curriculum.

Customised learning 

Customised learning is student centered.

It’s an educational approach where the learner (i.e., the student) drives their own learning.

Customised learning is when the learner takes responsibility for their learning by setting appropriate goals that align with their interests and talents. They monitor progress and stay motivated and challenged to meet those goals.

Our educators, focus on the learner and help personalise learning for students in the following ways –

1. Set personal learning plans. Students will set personal plans and goals that are aligned with their interests, talents and passions. We encourage students to set these goals, monitor progress towards the goals, and modify or set new goals as appropriate.

2. Encouraging self-assessment. This gives students opportunities to assess their own learning through self-reflection exercises. This is a great way for students to develop metacognitive, as well as cognitive skills.

3. Conducting frequent formative assessment. Assessing students frequently but assessing them for their learning and as they learn.

4. Use project-based learning. Giving students personal choice and opportunities to pursue learning that reflects their personal interests.

6. Increase parent involvement. Encouraging parents to take an active role in their students’ education.

Weekend Planning Packs provides activities to be completed over a 3 hour period, perfect for rainy days and summer holiday excursions.

Activity Worksheets includes 2-3 activities, lasting for 30 minutes in total, on a topic of your choice. These can be completed independently by parents and with their son or daughter.

Our specialist pathway tutors can work with families at home on:

Curriculum enhancement topics, within the national school curriculum framework (containing a selection of modules from the themes of: physics, chemistry, technology, engineering, biology and maths)

  • 21st Century skills (containing a selection of modules from the themes of: logic and reasoning skills, interpersonal skills, communication skills, emotional empathy skills, intrapersonal skills and self-esteem skills)
  • 21st Century knowledge (containing a selection of modules from the themes of: robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, applied engineering, aerospace and neuroscience)
  • Essential life skills knowledge (containing a selection of modules from the themes of: money management, empathy, lateral thinking, manners and etiquette and stress management)
  • Learning styles skills (containing a selection of modules from the themes of: Kinaesthetic, linguistic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, visual and auditory skills)
  • Visual arts / creative arts (containing a selection of modules from the themes of: calligraphy, animation, photography, visual effects, filmmaking and 3D design)
  • Curriculum integration with visual arts topics (containing a selection of modules from the themes of: geography, science, maths, english, religious education and history)
  • STEM with visual arts (containing a selection of modules from the themes of: cardboard engineering, archaeology, astronomy, biotechnology, cosmology and astronautics)
  • Curriculum enhancement topics, within the national school curriculum framework (containing a selection of modules from the themes of: positive mental state, emotional health and wellbeing, controlling our behaviour, anger management, emotions and feelings and anxiety and depression)
  • ‘Classic’ modules (containing a selection of modules from the themes of: mindfulness, happiness at school, critical thinking, self-awareness, decision making, and lateral thinking)
  • ‘Cross-curricular’ modules (containing a selection of modules from the themes of: curiosity and imagination, our mental states, linguistics, cognitive neuroscience, sleeping habits and self-reliance)
  • ‘Premium’ modules (containing a selection of modules from the themes of: anxiety, interpersonal skills, reasoning, assertiveness, mental and social development and personal values)
  • ‘Discussion-based’ modules (containing a selection of modules from the themes of: depression, moral values, skills for life, honesty, cognitive health and wellbeing and letting go of negative emotions)