Learning For Life
Homework is defined as any work or activity which pupils are asked to do outside lesson time, either on their own or with parents or carers. It is recognised that homework can make an important contribution to learning when
Appropriate homework tasks should be set regularly and will often be the result of discussions between parents/carers and teachers through reviews of Individual Education Plans, Annual Reviews or liaison via home/school books. Consideration should be given to the needs of pupils who have severe learning difficulties or autism. Achievement in homework will be recognised and celebrated in the same way as other achievements, through merit points, merit stickers and the worked well assembly. The class teachers will be responsible for the monitoring of homework tasks through collaborative planning.
Homework at primary level should -
Homework at Key Stages 1 and 2 will mainly be based upon developing communication and social skills and/or literacy and numeracy skills. It should be no more than 30 minutes per week at Key Stage 1 and a maximum of one hour at Key Stage 2. It would not necessarily be set every day. Home/school liaison will be an important element in order to make the homework experience a positive one.
Communication tasks could include:
Social skills could include:
Literacy tasks could include:
Numeracy tasks could include:
Arrangements for homework should be set out in subject policies and to ensure that the demands on pupils are manageable on a day-to-day basis. Consideration should be given to the needs of pupils and students who have severe learning difficulties and/or severe autism. Homework arrangements will require collaboration between staff. Planners should be used to record homework tasks and inform parents. At Key Stage 3 the amount of time spent on homework should be no more than 2.5 hours per week. At Key Stage 4 it should be no more than 5 hours per week.
It is recognised that pupils and students are often enthusiastic about homework but circumstances do not always allow them to manage tasks at home easily.
Opportunities should be given for pupils and students to complete homework at school, outside lesson times and with support if necessary. Expectations about the quality of homework should match those of work completed in school. Feedback
Should enable pupils and students to evaluate their work and develop their skills and understanding through self-review and discussion with an adult.
Achievement in homework will be recognised and celebrated through merit points and the worked well assembly.
Homework at secondary level should encompass some or all of the following: