We recognise the value and importance of setting homework to help students develop good study habits and to extend independent learning skills across both key stages.
Well organised homework plays a role in supporting students in reaching their full potential and developing successful lifelong learning habits. Meaningful homework could include tasks that:
- build on or prepare for learning in the lesson
- provide an opportunity to build in low stakes testing and recall
- deepen students’ understanding of a topic
- provide structured independent learning which enable students to take responsibility for how they plan and manage their learning
- support students' progress.
Bradfield School uses the Bromcom Student Portal to set all homework activities. Parents/carers can view homework set through My Child At School.
- KS3 : Homework will be set every three lessons, and students should spend about 45 minutes per piece.
- KS4: Homework will be set once a week, and students should spend about 60 minutes per piece.
All homework will always be acknowledged by the teacher in a timely way.
Non-completion of homework is tackled in the following ways:
- Classroom teachers will deal directly with non-completion issues.
- If homework is still not completed a letter will be sent home to alert parents/carers.
- Action plans may be created to remove barriers to non-completion of homework.