Any learning activity that pupils are asked to do outside of normal lesson time can be regarded as homework. The homework task is generally related to work that pupils are doing in school , often as preparation, consolidation or follow-up. Homework can be done by pupils working on their own, or at home with the support of parents or carers.
It is recognised that homework can act as a means of furthering a child's learning if it is set and undertaken correctly. Sensitivity must be applied when setting homework in terms of the child's age, needs and ability. Homework can help strengthen liaison between the home and school.
Although homework cannot be regarded as being compulsory we consider it to be part of the pupil's school work, and is a back up system for teaching and learning in the school. Communication will be sent to each parent informing them of the School Homework policy and asking them if they do or do not agree to participate in this policy.
Pupils and parents should feel that homework is: