We absolutely believe that homework has a significant part to play in our students developing independence and a strong work ethic. However, we recognise that from time to time homework at Greenshaw has not been as demanding or consistent as we would want it to be. We are confident that our new homework structure is worthy of every student's time and effort.
We particularly want homework that:
- Enables students to consolidate and reinforce their skills and understanding, particularly in literacy and numeracy.
- Can become part of the family routine; developing positive study skills and habits that will serve students well throughout life.
- Is likely to be completed, which means getting the difficulty and interest level right so that students can complete this independently.
- Builds an effective partnership between home and school and enables parents to be involved in their child's education.
As students progress through the school, the amount of homework each week increases and the nature of the homework will reflect the stage they have reached. In the lower school, there is a focus on knowledge and establishing a routine of completing homework on time and to the required standard. In the upper school, the focus shifts to extending the knowledge gained in the classroom and applying this in different ways.
In Years 7 and 8, homework must be completed on the day it is assigned, Monday to Thursday. This helps students establish healthy habits around homework. In Years 9 to 11, all homework is set on a Monday and is due by close of the following Sunday, regardless of when particular subjects fall in the lesson timetable. In the Greenshaw Sixth Form, homework is scheduled by individual class teachers.
Students will need to check Frog for the specifics of their homework tasks and to access the relevant resources.
Part of the homework each day will be digital and therefore students will need access to the internet. Provision can be made in school for students who do not have access to the internet at home. (Students should ask their form tutor if they need this.)
Please download the detailed homework schedule for your child’s year group below.