Homework is work that is set to be completed outside the timetabled curriculum. It contains an element of independent study in that it is not usually directly supervised by a teacher.

There is no arguing that when a school’s homework policy is properly administered, it makes a valuable contribution to children’s learning. It is important in raising student achievement and gives the opportunity for independent practice of skills and knowledge learned in class.

Not all homework is done at home; in fact, for some pupils who find it hard to work at home, or for some tasks which may require resources (books, software, equipment) more readily available on site, it is necessary or desirable to carry out the task at school. Homework enhances pupil learning, improves achievement and develops pupils’ study skills and as such is an integral part of the curriculum. It requires careful planning and integration into the scheme of work of each curriculum area.



Homework enables students to:

  • Consolidate and extend work covered in class or prepare for new learning activities.
  • Access resources not available in the classroom.
  • Develop research skills.
  • Have an opportunity for independent work.
  • Show progress and understanding.
  • Provide feedback in the evaluation of teaching.
  • Enhance their study skills (e.g. planning, time management and self-discipline).
  • Take ownership and responsibility for learning.
  • Engage parental cooperation and support.
  • Create channels for home school dialogue.

Homework can be:

  • Independent learning
  • Consolidation of work in class
  • Practice – learning by doing
  • Completion of coursework assignments
  • Research
  • Reading
  • Interviews
  • Drawing
  • Using ICT
  • Recording



To make it easier for students, and their parents, to track and organise completion of homework, we use Class Charts. This enables you to:

  • See exactly what homework your child has been set.
  • Check the date it was set and when it is due in.
  • See a weekly calendar/overview of homework set.
  • See which teacher set the homework.
  • Access any information, attachments, or detail provided to your child on how to complete the homework task.


How do I access this information?

You can do this in two ways:

  1. By using the Class Charts website
  2. By Downloading the Class Charts Parent or Class Charts Student app.

Class Charts Parent app                                Class Charts Student app

This will send you any notifications and you can check on a daily basis what homework has been set for your child.


 Useful Links for Parents

Useful Links for Students