Being organised and prepared for learning is vital for students to be successful. In order to support students OSCA invests in academic planners for students in years 7-9. Students in yr 10 and 11 make bring in their own planner if they wish.
We have also provided the SIMS app to all students which will provide details about homework, key calendar dates and behaviour/achievement points.
The planner can be used for:
- Making a note of homework tasks and due dates
- Making a note to remember to bring in equipment for lessons such as PE and Technology
- Making a note of meetings during the academy day or after school sessions
Our OSCA student planner also has a wealth of information to support students with independent study. It provides guidance and exemplars of how to learn and revise, as well as pages to create revision timetables or learn key spellings. It also provides information on how to access our academy e mail and remote access systems.
We expect students to have their planner with them every day as part of their equipment to ensure they are prepared to learn. The planner should be out on desks each lesson so it can be quickly referred to when necessary.
Form tutors or parents/guardians are not expected to sign the planner each week. However, Form tutors may carry out random checks of the planner to ensure it is being used well. At the end of each term students, form teachers and parents/guardians can comment on the students’ progress towards individual targets.
If a student loses their planner it is expected they will purchase a new one from our academy shop or student hub.
An electronic copy of the planner is available to view HERE