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 and carers involvement in your education
- Allow 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
- To prepare for tests and exams
Quality and Quantity of Homework
Students 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 work will be monitored on a regular basis and appropriate sanctions applied if work not completed within the time frame.
Students will normally be given at least 48 hours notice to complete your work this may be extended under special circumstances.
Work maybe set by a variety of methods depending on the subject. These may include paper based worksheets or exam questions, work in an exercise / sketch book, reading, tasks set through Google Classroom or work through other subject specific websites eg. Doodle, MyMaths etc. Details of where the task is set will be provided to students.
Role of the Pupil
- To accurately record your homework in your planner including the date that it is due and check the relevant online sites for tasks.
- Complete the tasks set by the due date and ensure that the work is ready to be handed in or submit the work online as required.
- Ensure that you understand the task set and ask for any help, including with IT issues, 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.
- Ensure that planner is checked and signed on a weekly basis.
- 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.