One of the aims of our school is for children to develop as independent learners. We believe that home learning is one of the ways in which children can acquire the skill of independent learning. Learning at home can encompass anything that children do outside the normal school day that contributes to their learning. Homework encompasses a whole variety of activities instigated by teachers and parents to support children’s learning.
Homework plays a positive role in raising a child’s level of attainment. However, we also acknowledge the important role of play and free time in a child’s growth and development. While homework is important, it should not prevent children from taking part in the wide range of out-of-school clubs and organisations that play an important part in the lives of many children. Time spent following a personal interest, making new friends and enjoying time spent as a family is vital to a child’s development.