Why is homework important?

  • It helps your child develop positive study skills and habits that will serve him or her well throughout life.

  • Homework encourages your child to use time wisely.

  • It teaches your child to work on his/her own and take responsibility for his/her work.

  • It allows your child to practice what has been learnt in class.

  • It develops different skills, for example research or investigation.

  • It helps parents learn more about what your child is learning in school.

  • It encourages parents to spark their child’s enthusiasm

  • It supports students achieving the best grades possible.

What can parents do to help?

Studies in Britain have shown that children who are supported by their families with homework are likely to perform significantly better in academic examinations at 16 years old and beyond than those who do not. If we want our children to be successful in school, family involvement is important.

  • Share an interest in their homework and emphasise the importance of all school work.
  • Encourage children to complete homework to the best of their ability.

  • Urge children to watch less television and spend more time studying and reading.

  • Support with their homework but encourage them to complete it themselves.

What homework will teachers provide?

•  Each teacher will set homework as outlined in the table opposite.

•  Homework may include written work, research, revision, exam questions, spellings or reading.

•  Staff will expect students to write their homework into their planners.

•  Where appropriate homework will be marked with the students books.

Homework KS4          Homework KS3

What is expected of students?

•  Students should accurately write their homework into their planners including the date that it is due to be handed in.

•  Understand that homework is as important as classwork.

•  All homework should be completed to the best of their ability.

•  Homework should be handed in on time.

•  If needed students should ask for support from their parents with their homework but all homework should be completed by themselves.

•  If a student is struggling with the homework they should  speak to their teacher before the day it is due to be  handed in.




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