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Homework Policy

Rationale

At Scantabout Primary School we believe that homework should be part of an enriched curriculum. In line with best practice our Homework Policy should be developed in consultation with all stakeholders.

 

Aims

  • To ensure that all children have the opportunity to complete homework following the current guidelines
  • To develop key skills through the completion of homework.
  • To develop links with home through providing homework tasks that can be completed with family members
  • To extend school learning
  • To ease the transition from Primary to Secondary school

 

Objectives

  • To provide broad and balanced homework opportunities based on the National and Foundation Stage curricula.
  • To offer enjoyable and stimulating experiences that are accessible to all and cross curricular in theme and content when appropriate.
  • To develop a variety of skills through a progression of engaging and challenging activities.
  • To provide opportunities for children to explore their ideas and communicate these using a variety of media including ICT.
  • To encourage children to work to the best of their ability in order to promote increased attainment.
  • To value and share all children’s work.
  • To encourage children to evaluate their work in order to increase its quality and effectiveness.
  • To ensure that homework is an integral element of the work of the school and feedback is built in to future lessons
  • To ensure that the foundations of effective homework practices are established early on and develop progressively across the key stages.
  • To support children’s Social, Spiritual, Moral and Cultural development through participation and co-operation with others.
  • To develop children’s awareness of rights, Respect and Responsibilities as represented in Unicef’s Rights of the Child.

 

Guidelines

  • Homework activities should be planned in line with the school Learning and Teaching Policies.
  • The quantity and frequency of homework set is in line with current guidelines.
  • Homework activities should be accessible to all children regardless of race, gender, religion, ability and socio-economic group.
  • Children should be encouraged to participate to the best of their ability in homework activities and strategies to promote Individual Learning, including Special Education Needs (SEN) and Able Child support, will be used as appropriate.
  • Assessment for Learning strategies should be used to maximise individual progress.
  • Feedback from homework tasks should be provided to children and parents on a regular basis.
  • Activities may be differentiated by task and by outcome.
  • Children should have opportunities to use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to support and extend their homework learning.
  • Children should be given opportunities to work individually or with their families on homework tasks.
  • Children’s spiritual, social, moral and cultural development will be supported in homework through providing opportunities to work alongside others.

 

Policy written by: Veronica Shaw, Headteacher
Agreed by staff and governors: Summer 2015
Three year review due: Summer 2018

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