What is Recap Work - Home Learning

Recap work –Home Learning 

We believe that learning is a shared responsibility between teachers, students and parents. We ask parents to be engaged in their children’s education and encourage students to always do their best. At Brentwood County High, we expect our students to come to class prepared and encourage them to ask questions and gain assistance from the teacher when they do not understand. We work together with parents, enhancing the curriculum, and providing necessary support and encouragement for student success.   Recap Work provides students with the opportunity to gain mastery in the work accomplished in School with carefully chosen tasks. Recap Work is purposeful, revises topics, embeds knowledge and understanding and prepares students in order that all students make good progress.  

Recap Work is important in developing the home/school partnership.  Recap Work is set using the subject Recap Work booklet and can be accessed by students and parents using the SIMs parent app.  Recap work includes a variety of tasks which will enable students to develop their independence, self-discipline organisational skills and embed their knowledge and understanding for the recall, retention and application of their learning to prepare them for topics they are studying. All students are expected to attempt recap Work.  Also, students will be have general extension tasks to stretch and challenge their learning.  Additionally, all students are encouraged to read around topics, research and focus on specific skills.  

How can parents help with Recap Work

We highly value the support of parents at home. This is an opportunity for parents to get involved in what their child’s learning, to encourage them to do their best and to help build on what the teacher is doing. We expect our parents to be involved in their child’s Recap Work by using the SIMs parent app to check what Recap Work has been set and ensure that they are doing all the tasks.   Deadlines are set for the completion and handing in of Recap Work to the class teacher.  The habit of completing Recap Work promptly will cultivate students’ home learning routine which will help prepare them to develop the organisational and independent study skills they need to make progress as they move up the school. Our goal is to enable students to achieve their full potential. Recap work will be set at an appropriate level to allow all students to be able to complete set tasks.  Recap Work will be structured to enable students to pursue out of school activities such as music, drama and sports as well as engage in the care of the home and family. Our intention is that there can be a balance between school and home life where Recap Work is part of regular home learning routine.  

More information regarding Recap Work will be made available by Mrs Pugh, Assistant Headteacher. 

How do I apply for Free School Meals?

Below is the information required for parents to apply for Free School Meals, this information has been taken from the Essex County Council Website. Once you have applied to ECC they will inform us of your eligibility. If you require any help please contact Mrs Woolf and she will be able to direct you.

Your child may be eligible for free school meals if you are receiving any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit (not Working Tax Credit), with an annual income below £16,190
  • Pension Guarantee Credit
  • Employment and Support Allowance, income related
  • Support under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act, 1999
  • Working Tax Credit run-on, paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit, with a household income of £7,400 or less (after tax and not including any benefits you get)


Your application will be refused if you're not receiving any of the listed benefits. Please consider this before applying.

You can apply online https://forms.essex.gov.uk/default.aspx/RenderForm/?F.Name=ezuYezDPCbJ&HideAll=1

Your application will be processed within 15 working days, but it can take longer if you apply in August or September.

Essex County Council will contact you and the school if your child is entitled.

Change of circumstances

If your child changes school or address, you will need to reapply for free school meals.

Nibs Buses

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Nibs buses provide 4 bus services to Brentwood County High School

49 Basildon - Laindon - Great Berry - Herongate - Ingrave

473 Fyfield - Shelley - Ongar - Kelvendon Hatch - Pilgrims Hatch - Brentwood County High School

474 High Ongar - King street - Blackmore - Nine Ashes - Stondon Massey - Hook End - Doddinghurst - Kelvendon Hatch - Brentwood County High School

475 Stanford le Hope - Tilbury - Grays - Orsett - Brentwood County High School

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Tel: 01268 767870

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