At Mornington we believe that education is a life-long process. A child’s education does not cease when he or she leaves our school premises, learning at home is an essential part of good education. Homework is defined as any additional activity that children do outside the normal school day that contributes to their learning. Homework encompasses a whole variety of activities instigated by teachers and parents/carers to support the children’s learning.
Homework plays a positive role in raising a child’s level of attainment. However, we also acknowledge the important role of play and free time in a child’s growth and development. While homework is important, it should not prevent children from taking part in the activities of various out-of-school clubs and of other organisations that play an important part in the lives of our pupils.
- To ensure consistency of approach to homework throughout the school.
- To ensure progression towards independence and individual responsibility.
- To ensure parents/carers have a clear understanding about expectations for themselves and the pupils.
- To extend and support learning.
- To provide opportunities for parents and pupils to work in partnership and enjoy learning experiences.
- To ensure that teachers, parents and children are fully aware of the role they play with regard to homework.