Homework is any activity which students are asked to do outside of lesson time, either on their own or with parents / carers. Homework is an important part of school life as it helps pupils develop their ability to work independently. It also helps consolidate and reinforce pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills and provides teachers with evidence of a pupil’s ability / progress
All subjects set 1 piece of homework per week except subjects that are timetabled for one period per week. They should set at least 1 piece of homework every 2 weeks. Homeworks should last for between 30-45 mins for KS3 students, between 45-60 mins for KS4 students and 60mins for each timetabled lesson for KS5 students.
For pupils in years 7 – 11 homework is set and can be accessed by teachers, students and parents via the Show My Homework website.
A personalised homework calendar is available for all users including students and parents. Once they login, they can only see their own homework schedule. There are iPhone and Android apps available for free for students and parents. For pupils in years 12 and 13 homework is set and can be accessed by teachers, students and parents via Google classroom
Non-Completion of Homework
When homework has not been completed, or not been completed to an acceptable standard, the class teacher will place the student in ‘Homework Support’. A text message will be sent to the parent / carer to let them know when the homework support will be. The homework support will be for one hour after school on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday. This will be supervised study in an ICT room. The student should then catch up with the work that they failed to produce, and this should be checked by the teacher in the next lesson.