Independent learning plays a vital part in children’s education and is set by teachers according to clear school and departmental policies. The school uses a website named Show My Homework to help students organise their homework tasks. Every student and parent/carer has access to the site via a personalised login, and can view details of homework set by teachers, including deadlines and support materials. An App is also available so that students and parents can receive homework notifications on their smart phone/tablet. Click the image below to get started.
Q: Where can I get my login information for Show My Homework?
A: Please contact the school reception
Q: How do I know if my child is getting enough/too much homework?
A: As a school we aim to provide an appropriate level of homework for students depending on their year group. If any parent is concerned about any aspect of homework, they are urged to get in touch with the school.
Q: My child tells me he/she is completing their homework, but they still get detentions. What is going on?
A: Detentions may be issued if homework is not completed on time, or if it fails to meet the required standard. It is very helpful for parent’s to check through the homework before it is handed in, and support the child in making improvements.
Q: My child is not very well organised, and struggles to complete homework at home. Can you help?
A: There is a homework club after school from 3.35-4.35pm in the Learning Resource Centre. This is supervised by a member.
In Years 7 to 9, students normally do homework in two or three subjects each evening, spending approximately half an hour per subject. In Year 10 and above, including the Sixth Form, a greater commitment of time to homework is expected. Whilst there is a homework programme for the upper school, the nature of the assignments and the need for students to develop good habits of personal organisation mean that it is not always possible to specify precisely how much time should be spent on each subject.
Further information about homework can be found either through subject areas or the links below: