At Little Lever School we set out to help your child achieve things they never thought they could. Research has shown that a key aspect of your child’s achievement is directly linked to regular, small learning tasks which help them to know more and remember more.
These tasks, known as Retrieval Practice, will be completed at home and in school (to replace previous ‘homework’ tasks). It is expected that all pupils take responsibility for completing their retrieval practice so that content and skills which have been learned in lessons can be easily retrieved days, weeks, months and even years later during their time with us.
Tasks are set on a schedule (as outlined below) so students know when they can expect it to be set. Students will be required to write the task description and deadline in their planners to aid them in organising their time and meeting deadlines. Brief details will also be uploaded onto the school’s communication platform Class Charts, alongside the deadlines for when it is due, to help parents to support their child.
Students who engage in their retrieval tasks at home will receive reward points and earn a place on the praise list. Any student who does not engage in their retrieval practise at home will lose their place on the praise list, and a range of further interventions may be put in place in order to allow your child the best chance of academic success.
In addition to the opportunity to complete set tasks at home, students will also be given one session a week, during prep time, to log on to a computer to also complete these retrieval tasks at school. This is to ensure that no student is limited by home or personal circumstance and to give all students an additional opportunity to enhance their knowledge, memory and understanding.