Homework

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Challenging homework is set as a way of consolidating learning and giving students more opportunity for reflection and independent learning. Homework is set at an appropriate level of challenge for each individual student and is relevant to their schemes of learning in each subject area.

Teachers will:

  • Set homework regularly in accordance to the amount of learning contact time (weekly or in the case of classes taught less frequently, once a fortnight/once every two lessons).
  • Ensure adequate time is given in lesson time for the explanation of and recording of homework in student planners.

How can you help your child?

  • Know the teachers — and what they're looking for. Attend school events, such as parents’ evenings at Acklam Grange to meet your child's teachers.
  • Set up a homework-friendly area. Make sure your child has a well-lit place to complete homework. Keep supplies — paper, pencils, glue, scissors — within reach.
  • Schedule a regular study time and help them make a plan. On heavy homework nights or when there's an especially hefty assignment to tackle, encourage your child break up the work into manageable chunks. Create a work schedule for the night if necessary — and take time for a 15-minute break every hour, if possible.
  • Keep distractions to a minimum. This means no TV, loud music, or phone calls. (Occasionally, though, a phone call to a classmate about an assignment can be helpful.)
  • Make sure your child does their own work. They won't learn if they don't think for themselves and make their own mistakes. Parents can make suggestions and help with directions, but it's your child’s job to do the learning.
  • Be a motivator and monitor. Ask about assignments, quizzes, and tests. Give encouragement, check completed homework, and make yourself available for questions and concerns.
  • Praise their work and efforts. Post a recent test score or piece of work they are proud of on the refrigerator. Mention academic achievements to relatives.