Independent Study at Hans Price Academy
Key Stage 3
Year 7 and Year 8 students complete independent study for all subjects, according to a weekly schedule. The schedule shows the deadline, not the day the students must complete their I.S. Students should complete all of their I.S. in their I.S. exercise book, which is checked during lesson 4 each day. Students that have not completed their I.S. must attend a 20 minute catch-up session at lunch time.
KS3 I.S. tasks are communicated using the SIMS Parent and SIMs Student apps. The schedules are also displayed on the digital signage in school.
Key Stage 4
Years 9, 10 and 11 independent study is set by your childâ€™s class teacher, but typically the same task is set for all students in that year for that subject.
English, Maths and Science I.S. are checked every week and students that have not completed their I.S. must attend catch-up at lunch time. Additional lunch time catch-up sessions are for students that have not completed their option subjectsâ€™ I.S.
KS4 I.S. tasks are communicated using the SIMS Parent and SIMs Student apps.
We use three other platforms for completing I.S. work in KS3; Hegarty Maths, Tassomai Science and Literacy Planet. If I.S. is set using one of these platforms, this will be clearly communicated via the SIMS apps.
Who to contact for support:
So that we can quickly direct your query to the right member of staff, please contact us as follows:
For technical support for the SIMS application, please email email@example.com with the subject â€śSIMS Appâ€ť
For technical support for Literacy Planet, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject â€śLiteracy Planetâ€ť
For technical support for Hegarty Maths, please email email@example.com with the subject â€śHegarty Mathsâ€ť
For technical support for Tassomai Science, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject â€śTassomaiâ€ť
For all other queries, please contact your childâ€™s subject teacher. For example, a query about Drama I.S. should be directed to your childâ€™s Drama teacher. The teacherâ€™s names are visible in the SIMS Parent App. You can call us on 01934 629307. Or email email@example.com with the subject â€śFAO [name of teacher]â€ť