At Finton House we believe that learning takes place both in school and at home and therefore collaboration is key for every child to succeed.
Learning is reinforced at home through a variety of activities, which change and develop as a pupil moves through the school, becoming more formalised as the children enter the Upper School. From Reception to Year 2, parents are encouraged to read to their children every night. At the start of Upper School, more independence is encouraged with the introduction of homework in Year 3. Year 3 pupils have 20-30mins of homework per night, Year 4 30-40 mins, Y5 and Y6 40-60min.
We believe that assessment and reporting are also an integral part of teaching and learning and that good practice enhances the learning of all pupils.
Assessment is carried out through observation, discussion, peer assessment, self-assessment and marking, as well as more formal assessments. It is always carried out sensitively and constructively and allows for continual monitoring of progress and achievement with teaching being adjusted accordingly.
Communication with parents is honest and constructive and parents have an opportunity to talk to teachers before or after school. In addition to this, parents’ evenings are held for all year groups twice yearly and provide an opportunity for parents to meet both class teachers and subject specialists. Parents also receive at least two formal written reports per year.