Evidence shows that completion of high quality homework tasks has a positive impact on pupils’ learning. On average, a pupil’s progress is improved by 5 months at secondary level (Education Endowment Foundation, August 2021).
Homework enables pupils to undertake independent learning, to practise and consolidate skills learnt in class, conduct in-depth enquiry, prepare for future lessons or revise for assessments.
Some of the benefits of completing homework effectively are listed below:
- Pupils develop key life skills such as independence and self-discipline. By encouraging routine and the formation of good habits pupils develop productive working practices for continued learning and independent working.
- Pupils are more likely to retain the information they have learned in the classroom.
- Parents are provided with a window into their child’s learning. Research shows that children are more likely to be successful if their parents or carers engage in their learning.
In school support:
- Pupils who wish to complete homework in school may use the library any day after school. The library is open until 3.45pm and is supervised by the school Librarian, Ms Glynn. This is a comfortable, quiet working space where pupils can access a wide range of reading material and laptops if required.
- Some students needing additional support may be invited to attend the SEN homework club. This takes place every Wednesday, 2.45pm until 3.45pm, and is run by a member of staff from the SEN department.
Alder Homework Gallery
Showcasing some of the excellent examples of homework produced by our students this term.