We have a homework timetable in school which staff use to set homework for Year 7 through to Year 11. The timetables are a framework for staff to follow in setting homework; they are not rigid and inflexible schedules so from time to time days may change when homework is set. In some subject areas students may receive modular style homework around a theme while in others it will follow on from their class work. Students are given time and are expected to record homework in their planner describing what it is and when it is due for completion.
Homework is an important part of learning which helps build independence and widens knowledge. It also supports the work of the school. I have attached a copy of guidelines for students and parents to follow when completing homework and I am sure you will endorse this at home.
Homework Guidance for Students
- Plan your study time sensibly to allow you to complete all work set.
- Try to do the homework on the day it is set so that your work doesn’t build up and you are left with lots to do later in the week or the weekend.
- Ask your teacher if you don’t understand the work.
- Clear a space to work at home and make sure it’s comfortable.
- If you know you are going to be unable to complete your homework by the deadline, see your
teacher in advance of the lesson.
- Don’t make up excuses about your homework. Staff appreciate being told the truth.
- Make sure all of your homework is logged in your planner.
- Homework is an important part of your learning so make sure your attitude is positive and effort levels are high.