Homework

From a school’s point of view homework has always been a very contentious issue. We know that teachers and the school are often judged on the type and level of homework set and that some parents welcome it, others however find it a struggle and a cause of conflict between parent and child. Research does not support that homework has particular value in progressing children’s learning in the Primary School years. There is much compelling evidence exalting the benefits of family nurturing time and outdoor time in supporting children’s general health and mental well-being which in turn makes them more receptive learners in school. In Finland, often mentioned because it has one of the highest performing education systems in the world, homework is virtually unheard of. 
 
Please see below for our homework expectations.