Homework should be seen as preparation for the next lesson(s) and is an integral part of the curriculum. It is set regularly with each student having a weekly homework timetable. Homework is recorded on Show My Homework, an online tool for teachers to upload the homework set and any accompanying worksheets or URLs needed. Parents/carers do not need a log-on to access the homework although each receives one because this ensures you just see your own child’s tasks.
Your child should also record homework in his/her planner which is issued termly. The planner is designed to be a practical link between the home and the school; the homework timetable is written in here. Please check your child’s diary and books to ensure that homework is noted, completed to the best of the child’s ability and neatly laid out according to the school’s presentation guide, ‘DUTCHMS’.
The Student Planner contains lots of information on school expectations and advice on planning and managing time. A general guide is that a child in Years 7, 8 and 9 should be spending between 45 and 90 minutes per night, rising to between 90 and 150 minutes in Key Stage 4.
Please see below the RPA recommended homework timetable which outlines our expectations for students working in Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.
T Title (Underline)
CH Class or Homework (Underline)
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