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What are the aims of homework?

Homework supports work done in class, particularly through retrieval practice and broadening curriculum experiences.

How much homework do we set?

We are currently reviewing the quantity of homework which we set.

Currently, students in Years 7, 8 and 9 should expect to receive regular homework; this will be weekly for English, Maths, Science, MFL, Geography and History and twice a half term in other subjects. Students should expect to spend approximately 30-40 minutes completing homework tasks for each subject (50 minutes in Maths).  We encourage students to make regular use of their Knowledge Organisers alongside homework tasks.

Students in Years 10 and 11 should expect homework to be set every week in each subject.  Students should spend around 60 minutes completing homework tasks for each subject per week.

In the Sixth Form, students should expect to spend at least one hour on homework following every lesson.


In addition to homework, all students should read independently for at least 30 minutes each day.

How is homework set?

  • Each homework is set as an assignment on Teams.
  • Parents can use the Haldor App to monitor homework.

Homework will be set over a time period which is sufficient to provide flexibility for students, so that they can work around other commitments when completing their work.

How are students supported with their homework?

Each evening the Academy runs a Homework Club where students have access to ICT facilities and can complete homework tasks under supervision.  Students with SEND can make use of an additional club in the E-Block corridor, both at lunchtime and after school each day.  Sixth Form students can use the facilities in the Sixth Form block until 4.30 pm each evening.

A number of subjects run separate homework clinics to support homework.

How is homework acknowledged by teachers?

Homework will be acknowledged by teachers in a variety of ways, either through simply checking homework during the lesson, requiring students to use their homework to make a contribution to the following lesson(s), asking students to self or peer assess their homework or by the teacher review marking it.  Students are asked to use their green pens when reviewing their homework during class.

Students who make a habit of doing homework particularly well can expect to be rewarded with a House Point.

What happens if a student does not complete their homework?

It is a student’s responsibility to complete all homework, to do it to the best of their ability and to ensure that it is handed in on time. If a student fails to complete the homework set, or to submit homework by the deadline, the teacher will record C2; a centralised detention will then take place.

What happens if a student is absent from class when homework is set.

When absent from class, we continue to encourage students, where possible, to tackle weekly tasks.   This is often a good way of keeping up to speed with the work.

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