Teachers are responsible for setting homework appropriate to the child's age and ability and for giving feedback on homework where necessary.
Parents are responsible for providing their child with the time, space and resources needed to complete their homework. Parents are encouraged to be involved in their child's homework – to discuss homework with their child and to support them where necessary. Parents can also assist by keeping up to date with the school website, where information, guidance and news relating to homework can be found.
Finally we encourage parents to take their children on trips to the library – even reading with your child for ten minutes a night is getting active with your child's learning. Pupils are responsible for completing any homework set, including remembering to take homework home and return it to school before the due date.
The amount of homework given increases as children move through school, in line with government guidelines. The government recommends the following time allocations for homework.
|Infants Years 1 and 2||1 hour per week|
|Lower KS2 Years 3 and 4||1.5 hours per week|
|Upper KS2 Years 5 and 6||2.5 hours per week|
|Infants Years 1 & 2||3 times a week||Once a week||Once a week||Once every 2 weeks|
|Lower KS2 Years 3 & 4||4 times a week||Twice a week||3 times a week||Once a week|
|Upper KS2 Years 5 & 6||Every day||3 times a week||Every day||Once a week|