Follow these steps to set your first homework after you have had your department training.
1. Create staff members
- Click on the Staff Manager page under the More tab on the left-hand side of the screen
- Click Add staff member.
- Fill in the form and click Save
When new staff users are added to Sparx they will automatically receive an automated email inviting them to join and create a password.
2. Build your Schemes of Learning
3. Engage parents
Decide how you want to communicate with parents and carers about Sparx.
4. Set your first homework
Before turning homework on:
If you want to give new students the option of trying their first homework in school during a lesson you will need to make sure you have switched homework on in advance of that lesson.
Example plan in a week where Hand out is at 15:00 on Thursday and Hand in is on the following Wednesday:
Thursday: turn homework on well before 15:00
Friday: introduce your class to Sparx, get them logged in, and starting their homework
Saturday - Tuesday: monitor homework to ensure students finish on time
Wednesday - check homework is complete
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How to set your first homework:
5. Onboard your students
a) Introduce students to Sparx:
b) Show students how to log in:
Further resources to introduce Sparx to students:
Congratulations - you have now set your first homework!
Below are some links to get you started in thinking about how your department could ensure students complete 100% of their homework each week:
- Motivating students to complete homework on time
- How do I interpret data in the homework completion report?
- Using a Homework Club to support students