There is a large amount of academic research to show that homework has a positive and significant effect on student achievement.
We want all of students to achieve their academic potential. Therefore, positive engagement
with homework is highly valued and effective homework practices are fostered and developed.
As long as I’ve been teaching, I’ve held the view that homework makes a massive difference to the learning process. Tom Sherrington www.teacherhead.com
Students, teachers, parents and the school each have a role to play to ensure successful engagement with homework.
- Use the journal and VLE to track homework and access instructions
- Complete and submit homework on time
- Complete homework to a high standard – demonstrating effort
- Catch up on homework missed due to illness/attendance at matches etc.
- Ask for help when there is an issue with homework
- Use teacher feedback to improve the standard of your work
- Give written instructions via the journal or VLE
- Differentiate assignments where necessary, offer choice
- Assess homework using a variety of methods – peer and self-assessment, assessed in class, assessed outside of class
- Give feedback, both oral and written
- Affirm good practice
- Check the journal and VLE regularly to ensure the student stays on track with homework
- Sign the journal each week
- Communicate to the teacher if there are ongoing issues regarding homework
- Track and record student engagement with homework
- Affirm effort and hard-work with homework
- Communicate to parents how students are engaging with homework
- If issues arise; work with the student, teacher and parent to address the issues and find a way forward