It is the School’s policy that all students are set homework appropriate to their age and ability. The rationale behind homework assignments is that any extended learning opportunity should be meaningful, enjoyable and support their learning, whilst helping students to develop effective private study habits outside of school. This will encourage our students to become independent enquirers which is one of the key skills needed for further education and the world of work.
As there will be a wide variety of tasks set by teachers, the amount of time students spend on homework will vary, but as a general guide we would expect about one to one and a half hours of additional study per evening in the lower school, and between one and a half to two and a half hours in the upper school.
The schools weekly homework timetable is in place as a guide to what can be expected each week, to help develop student time management skills. There may be times when project work is set over a longer period of time and therefore may not be set every week, but this will be recorded in the diary in a manner that reflects this. Students are expected to use their school diaries to record homework at all times as this will aid organization and strengthens the communication between home and school. Students will be given an appropriate deadline to complete the work, enabling students to self-manage their workload each week and start to learn the important life skills that are needed in the world of work.