HOMEWORK POLICY

Rationale

Homework makes a difference. 

Homework is an important and valuable part of the education process, which aids the development of a child, both academically and in their growth as an individual.

Purpose

To design and implement individual homework programmes for those children identified as having a Special Educational Need or Disability

Guidelines

All children are expected to read at home every night.

All children receive homework and it should not be viewed as an alternative to the daily reading requirements.

Homework should not be onerous for parents. The work set is intended to further embed learning within the classroom.

As children move into Key Stage 2 they should be able to complete their homework task without any or with minimal parental supervision.

Parents / carers of children in Years 1 and 2 are sent a weekly diary (via email) which includes details of homework for the following week. The diary is also placed on the school website on the class page.

Children in Years 3,4,5 and 6 complete their homework diaries every Monday morning. which include dates by which tasks should be completed and returned to school.

Parents/ carers are asked to sign their child’s homework as a sign that it is the child’s best effort

The key to success for the child is on-going communication between the teacher, parent and child and therefore parents /carers are invited to make written comments on the suitability of homework tasks eg attitudes to learning, level of difficulty, ability to complete the task within the time limit etc;

Homework should be the child’s own work.