Pupils say that teachers encourage them to participate fully in lessons. They say that their homework helps them to work independently. (Ofsted, February 2020)
Homework refers to tasks given to pupils by their teachers to be completed outside of usual lessons. Common homework activities may be reading or preparing for work to be done in class, or practising and completing tasks or activities already taught or started in lessons In addition, it may include more extended activities to develop inquiry skills or more directed and focused work such as revision for exams. On average, the impact of homework on learning is consistently positive leading to on average five months' additional progress according to the Education Endowment Foundation (Homework (Secondary) Teaching & Learning Toolkit 31st January, 2018).
Teachers will set regular, appropriate homework and deadlines to meet the needs of their students. This will be recorded on www.showmyhomework.co.uk on the day that the work is set, with clear timings to guide the student.
Parents are responsible for supporting the school in ensuring that homework is completed to the expected standard and it is handed in on time. The student should be provided with a suitable space to conduct home study, such as a quiet space (no mobile phones) and a desk.
In Key Stage 3, the homework set by each subject should last approximately 30 minutes per piece unless stated otherwise.
In Key Stage 4 the homework set by each subject should last approximately 45 minutes per piece unless stated otherwise.