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Blatchington Mill Homework Policy

Why do we set homework?

At Blatch we want our students to have high expectations of their own learning, and understand their responsibility in fulfilling these. This learning should take place both in the classroom and at home. To support this aim we will provide high quality homework and also help develop student resilience and support independent learning.

From studying the research:


What type of homework are students set?

Homework activities will include but are not limited to the items below. This is based on research of effective practice to support students retention of taught content and development of subject specific skills and knowledge. 

We will ensure that students receive feedback on their homework. This feedback could be whole class, individual, self assessed or peer assessed.


How much homework should be set?

Our research suggests that focus should be on the quality of what is set. To facilitate this, we ensure homework is purposefully mapped out across our subject curriculums. As the frequency of lessons taught in a half-term varies across subjects, the amount of homework set for each subject can also vary. This is to ensure that enough of a subject's curriculum has been taught to enable teachers to set meaningful homework that supports their learning in lessons.


How can you support successful engagement with homework?

In order to ensure that homework is as effective as possible we can all play our part.

As parents / carers, please ensure your child has the right conditions (time, space, expectations) to complete the work. Students and parents can check what homework is set and when it is due on EduLink One (our homework portal). 


Homework Club

We know that it is not always possible at home to provide the right environment and support so we want students to be able to access these in school.

The RIC is staffed by teachers and open every evening after school from 3 to 4.30pm for students to complete their homework in a quiet environment.

Staff are there to support students' learning and to support understanding and completion of homework. They will liaise with subject staff and parents where necessary.