At St Thomas More Catholic School we believe homework is a critical part of delivering the curriculum and needs to be treated as such. It is not an optional extra, it is an intrinsic part of the work we do to support pupils to make outstanding progress. When used effectively, homework can aid pupils’ understanding of a subject, allow pupils to explore certain aspects of the subject in a bit more depth, and develop students’ research skills.
We therefore believe that the aim of homework is to:
All pupils are expected to record homework tasks in their planner. Staff are asked to ensure sufficient time is given to do this and to be mindful of strategies to demonstrate the setting of an extended task. The average time for a homework task is broken down as follows:
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