Online Homework for Year 7

9 September 2014

Dear Parent,

At CCS we use Insight as our online communication system for parents. You will be able to use Insight to see Census Data, Attendance information and timetables for your child. You will have used this system to book seats at our transition events. We will be discussing Insight and how to use this in more detail at our upcoming Year 7 Parent Information Evening which we will be writing home about shortly.

We have now updated Insight so it also includes the homework that has been set for your child. You will be able to see the homework that has been set for the current half term. For example you will be able to see all homework that will be set during this half term until October. The individual homework tasks will have deadline dates so while you will be able to see all tasks until October half term, they will all not need completing at once. Students also have access to Insight so they will be able to see the tasks set in advance to help them manage their time more efficiently. The students will still be using their planners to record the homework as and when the teacher sets it in class to help the students with their organisation so please still check their planners regularly.  You may have already received an email regarding specific homework tasks set. Normally teachers will be able to email the students directly with extra details about the homework set; however, in the short time prior to the Year 7 email accounts being activated emails were sent to parent emails instead. In the future this should not take place.

There is a dedicated section on our website under Student Phases/ Secondary labelled Homework. (http://www.ccs.northants.sch.uk/secondary/homework/) Here you will be able to see an overview of homework to be set over that half term. There is also a link to login to Insight so that you will be able to see the individual tasks and deadlines for your child. To see this you will need to:

  • Input your user name and password provided by School for student reporting purposes.
  • If you have forgotten your user name or password details, please email School at office@ccs.northants.sch.uk for a password reset.
  • Once you have access to Insight, ignore the ‘change password’ prompt unless you wish to do so.
  • On your homepage you will be able to see a list of homework tasks that have been set and their deadlines.
  • Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any issues logging on to insight.

As you will see above, the tasks that are due in within the next week will be shown. There will be a high number of new tasks showing owing to the fact that all tasks for the next half term have been placed on insight. The tasks will always have a set date so you will know when the tasks should be completed. They will also indicate the amount of time that should be spent on the task. You may also see “Submission in Class” highlighted under the details per task. This means the homework task should be handed in to the teacher in the way specified by the member of staff. For example, this may mean completing the work on paper or in their exercise book and handed in during the lesson or it may need to be emailed to the member of staff.

There may be occasions when events in school mean that homework deadlines need to be modified to suit the needs of individual classes. We will endeavour to edit the dates on Insight; however, in these instances students will update the deadlines in their planners – again reinforcing that the planners are still an essential tool for organisation.

We hope that by placing our homework on line you will be better informed of all tasks set and you can support your son or daughter with time management to complete the tasks on time and to the best of their ability.

Yours sincerely

Anna Crawte
Assistant Principal