Aim of Policy
Purpose and definition of Homework
Homework is any work undertaken by the pupil outside normal lesson time. The purpose of homework is:
- To offer you opportunities to develop independent learning skills
- To consolidate learning and to prepare you for future learning
- To encourage your parental/Carers involvement in your education
- Time for extended pieces of work
- For you to show knowledge and understanding of work covered in school, which can be assessed by your teachers
- To allow you to use resources which are not available during lesson time
- To allow you to learn to manage your time and resources
Quality and Quantity of Homework
You will be set homework from different subjects on your timetable so that there is an equivalent average of KS3 5-7.50 hours and for KS4 7.5 - 10 hours Homework per week.
Continuing tasks can be set over a number of weeks but your work will be monitored on a regular basis and appropriate sanctions applied if work not completed.
You will normally be given at least 48 hours’ notice to complete your work this may be extended under special circumstances.
Usually, your homework tasks will be found on the Academy’s VLE website, but your teacher may ask you to complete other pieces of work if required.
Role of the Pupil
To record your homework in your planner and check the VLE.
Ensure that you understand the task set and ask for any help well in advance of the date set to hand the work in.
Inform your parents/carers if you cannot complete your homework so that they can write in your planner the reason for you not completing the task.
If your teacher is absent and no home learning is set write in your planner “teacher absent”.
Ensure that you stay up to date with your homework.
Understand that there will be times when you will need to undertake personal study beyond that set by your teacher, for example revising for exams, coursework and catching up on work missed due to absence from lessons.