School Homework Policy

School Homework Policy-73
It should be noted that homework can be set in many different forms with many different expectations and outcomes.It is important to remember that when expecting and setting homework there are a number of points to consider: Homework should never be too onerous nor should it ever create stress within the pupil’s family.

If parents have any concerns they should not hesitate to contact the school.

Normally, more than one day will be allowed for the completion of a homework task, except where daily practice is to be encouraged e.g. Listed below, for each Phase of Lincewood Primary School, are a number of example tasks and activities that might be given as homework.

Homework is known to help students review what they learn in class.

For others it is seen as good exercise in building and retaining problem solving skills. It may help students stay busy and productive if they don’t have much to do after school.

All homework tasks and activities will have a clear purpose and assist pupils in the process of their academic development. At Lincewood Primary School we are very keen for parents to support and help their children with homework.

We take the view that children are likely to get more out of an activity if parents get involved as long as they do not take over too much.

For example, homework will not take more than 90 minutes, and it will develop critical understanding of the material.

Students should be encouraged to complete all homework set by their teachers.

This is by no means an exhaustive list and is open to constant change, although many of these tasks and activities will be used on a regular basis.

Homework activities will change to meet the needs of the pupils involved and activities that might be occurring in class. Whilst there is a legal responsibility for a school to set homework on a regular basis, the school cannot enforce the completion of homework and therefore, will not punish children for failing to complete some, or all of their homework.

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