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About Consilium

Consilium Academies is a multi-academy Trust working across the North of England. It has nine academy schools located in Yorkshire, the North West, and the North East. Consilium is dedicated to enriching lives and inspiring ambitions for both students and colleagues.


Independent/Extended Learning policy

Aims: ensure all pupils receive outstanding opportunities to enhance their learning outside of the regular curriculum.

Examples of extended learning opportunities:

  • Meaningful tasks i.e. extend learning from a lesson or prepare for future learning
  • Extended research project
  • Attend extra-curricular/intervention
  • Focused revision
  • Exam papers
  • Practise (music, sport, drama)
  • Online e.g. My Maths
  • Homework links through the website
  • Attend the Learning Resource Centre

Frequency of homework:

Frequency set out below is a minimum expected. Each task to require at least one-hour active engagement by the student

  • Core subjects – once per week
  • Non-core subjects – 3 per half term (6 per term) at KS3/ Once per week at KS4 


The focus should be to positively reward students for their effort and achievement rather than punish those that do not engage in extended learning opportunities

  • Class Charts praise points
  • Whole school competitions
  • Displayed work
  • Positive postcards
  • Marked and positive comments

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Department planning to include homework tasks
  • Homework and independent learning tasks to be set in Class Charts 
  • Submission and rewards to be recorded on Class Charts
  • Student homework to be kept with class work where appropriate
  • Feedback from Student Voice to be gathered