Homework is an important extension of classwork and compulsory for all pupils throughout the school. All pupils are issued with a homework planner which should contain a homework timetable and a record of homework set each day. Form tutors check diaries frequently and other staff also carry out spot checks.
Parents are asked to check homework and sign the diary every week. It is important that children have the opportunity to complete homework in a quiet, undisturbed setting. Pupils may make use of the school facilities at lunchtime and out of school hours. Understandably, some parents feel there is little they can do to help with homework, but in fact there are many ways in which everyone can help their children.
- encouraging them and supporting them;
- checking presentation, handwriting and spelling;
- testing what has been learned;
- listening to them reading and what have written;
- asking them to explain what they have been studying.
Homework tasks are many and varied. They may include research, illustration or map work, watching particular television programmes as well as factual or imaginative writing and revision. We encourage parents to let us know if there has been too much, or indeed not enough homework.
Further details can be found under 'School Policies'.
Homework timetables for each year group can be found under the Learning Section on this website under Homework.