Student Planner Timetables
Timetables make up the foundations upon which school days are built, particularly secondary schools. While there are national guidelines that allow schools to have a routine for what time the school opens and closes, implementing a timetable for the day is very much a school-specific thing that requires a customised approach in preparing its materials to best support students in their day-to-day education.
Structuring the School Day
Some schools use an alternating timetable to accommodate the array of subjects to be taught, and this can be reflected in student planners by including watermarks that indicate which week the timetable is referring to.
By including timetables in student planners that they keep with them, there is the added benefit of effectively communicating the school’s set lesson periods to all pupils. This acts as a supportive tool for teachers to reinforce school policies on timekeeping by reminding students that the school day is clearly laid out in their planner. Timetables also can be a powerful way of encouraging parents to keep up to date with their child’s studies and offer additional support with timekeeping and homework management.
It’s not just lesson times that work well in a timetable; at a certain time of year, it can be useful to include a timetable of examinations as a study aid to help students manage revision in time for the exams that are relevant to them.