Vision – Aspire to high standards and to giving every student the opportunity to succeed in a dynamic learning environment. Ensure that our school is a lively and purposeful community, where everyone has a positive contribution to make and success is always celebrated. Understand the local and global arena in which we live and the plan of work with at-risk children in mathematics, whilst developing shared tolerance, respect and partnerships.
Promote the health and well-being of our students through what is taught in school and via the wider school environment. Provide our students with the information and skills to make informed life choices and keep themselves safe. Prospect_Ski: Our trip to Artesina has come to an end. Prospect_Ski: We have left Calais on an earlier train, so will be back at Prospect in the earlier part of the afternoon. I love being the headteacher of this school. Not only does the progress we have made over recent years fill me with enormous pride, but I also know that this is a school where staff and students work exceptionally well together.
We are a school that is going places! At Prospect we are committed to continuous improvement and the raising of educational standards. We aim to build on our current successful practice of developing young people who are physically, emotionally and educationally healthy. We are very proud to be able to offer the widest range of learning options of any school in Reading, backed up by an excellent welfare structure. We encourage and project an ethos of mutual respect and support where the diversity of people’s backgrounds is used to enrich our community and everyone is treated with equal value and care.
Homework, or a homework assignment, is a set of tasks assigned to students by their teachers to be completed outside the class. The effect of homework is debated. Generally speaking, homework does not improve academic performance among children and may improve academic skills among older students, especially lower-achieving students. Homework also creates stress for students and their parents and reduces the amount of time that students could spend outdoors, exercising, playing, working, sleeping, or in other activities. Homework research dates back to the early 1900s. However, no consensus exists on the general effectiveness on homework. Results of homework studies vary based on multiple factors, such as the age group of those studied and the measure of academic performance.
Among teenagers, students who spend somewhat more time on homework generally have higher grades, and somewhat higher test scores than students who spend less time on homework. Younger students who spend more time on homework generally have slightly worse, or the same academic performance, as those who spend less time on homework. Homework does not improve academic achievements for grade school students. Low-achieving students receive more benefit from doing homework than high-achieving students.