Following a year of consultation with teachers, students, parents/carers and research regarding the value and importance of homework, we are excited to launch our new Ralph Allen Homework Strategy.
We are aware of the controversies surrounding homework and how it can sometimes be a cause of anxiety and stress for students, parents/carers and teachers. However, the link between homework and educational achievement is supported by research and at Ralph Allen we value the concept of homework for the following reasons:
- Homework develops independent learning skills, including time management.
- Homework gives opportunities for students to extend and deepen their learning and to practise the skills they have learned in class.
- Homework allows students to reinforce learning from lessons and to develop this.
- Homework gives opportunities for parents/carers to be involved with their students’ learning.
Curriculum teams across the school have been working hard to develop their homework provision; so the homework your child is set will meet the above criteria. We have also given Curriculum teams the opportunity to be flexible and creative with homework, in order for it to be challenging, appropriate and well differentiated according to your students’ learning needs.
If you would like to look at our new Homework Strategy in more detail please click here.
All homework is accessed via Insight.