Purpose of the policy
The purpose of this policy is to make clear what is expected of teaching staff, pupils and parents or carers
regarding weekly homework activities. This policy also sets out the rationale behind Crampton’s chosen
homework structure and homework procedures.
At Crampton, homework is set for a number of reasons:
The overall aim of setting homework is to give our pupils the best chance to reach their academic potential.
• Homework is set on a Friday, to be completed for the following Wednesday.
• All pupils will be set homework via seesaw, our remote learning platform.
• Teachers will mark pupils homework on seesaw on Wednesday or Thursday in accordance with the school’s feedback policy.
• Teachers will keep a record of any pupils who hand homework in late or who do not complete homework.
• All children are also provided with a reading record to record their daily reading.
Format of homework
Homework will consist of the following elements:
Reading: It is a school expectation that pupils will read for at least 15 minutes a day and that a parent/carer will sign the reading record daily. It is expected that parents/carers hear their child read during this time.
|Reading||Key skills||Other activities|
|Reception||15 minutes daily reading (minimum).|
|Year 1||15 minutes daily reading (minimum).|
|Year 2||15 minutes daily reading (minimum).|
|Year 3||15 minutes daily reading (minimum).|
|Year 4||15 minutes daily reading (minimum).|
|Year 5||15 minutes daily reading (minimum).|
|Year 6||15 minutes daily reading (minimum).|
• It is the responsibility of the class teachers to ensure that this policy is consistently carried out.
• It is the responsibility of all parents/carers to support their child in completing their homework and handing it in on time. Parents/carers should discuss any concerns or issues with homework with their child’s classteacher as soon as possible.
• It is the responsibility of pupils to try their hardest to complete the homework set by their teacher and to hand it in on time.
• It is the responsibility of the senior leadership team to ensure that homework is monitored and evaluated as part of the quality assurance of teaching and learning across the school.
Equality of opportunity
All pupils are entitled to be set homework in accordance with this policy.
SEN and Inclusion
Homework must be accessible to all pupils and should reflect their individual needs and abilities. Where appropriate, homework tasks will be differentiated to meet the needs of the individual.
Monitoring, evaluation and review
Monitoring of the policy will be conducted through work scrutiny led by the Headteacher and senior leadership team as appropriate, as well as feedback from parents and learners. It will be monitored for whole school consistency and evaluated for impact on pupils’ outcomes.
Policy Date: September 2022
Date of next review: September 2023