Homework Guidance

We have a firm and clear policy on homework which all students are expected to follow. A homework timetable is issued for each year group. We use Show My Homework, an online tool that shows all of your child’s homework tasks and deadlines for each piece of work. Students and parents/carers can log in to see tasks set.

Simply visit https://notleyhigh.showmyhomework.co.uk/school/homeworks/calendar to view our school’s live home learning calendar and use the filters to view your child’s home learning tasks. Alternatively, Show My Homework can be easily reached from the homepage of the school website at www.notleyhigh.com.

Homework guide for parents/carers

Homework is important because:

  • it will allow students to practise ideas first used in the classroom
  • it gets the students into a study habit ready for GCSEs
  • it allows students to take ideas from the classroom and develop them further
  • it allows a link to develop between home and school

It is very important for your child that you show your support for them in doing homework. Your child should have homework for 2 or 3 subjects each evening. The length of each piece of homework will vary, but as a rough guide your child should spend the following amount of time on each subject:

  • Year 7 – 25 minutes per subject
  • Year 8 – 30 minutes per subject
  • Year 9 – 35 minutes per subject

In Years 10 and 11 we would expect that your child will be spending on average 2 hours per night on GCSE work as homework.Your child must complete each piece of homework to the best of their ability.

10 top tips for helping your child with homework

  • students need a quiet place to do their homework
  • keep pens, pencils and calculators handy
  • have a dictionary available to use
  • get involved with their homework, help them, but do not do their homework for them
  • look at their books and take an interest in what they are doing
  • put learning into practice - when out shopping, reading together, looking at costs of phone tariffs and electricity suppliers
  • get out and about, learn together, let your child plan the trip
  • watch out for TV programmes that have something to do with school and are educational and sit down and watch them together
  • make learning enjoyable using games, books and the Internet (please monitor the internet carefully though)
  • homework is done at the end of the day but the best way to keep your child’s energy at a high level is to provide a healthy breakfast at the start of the day, lunch and an evening meal trying to give them at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables each day

What do you do if there is a problem?

If you feel your child is getting too much or too little homework or has had difficulties with any homework please contact their tutor.

Your child can use the school library at break time, lunch time and after school. They may also attend the school breakfast club opening at 8.00 am and the after school club running to 5.00 pm Monday to Thursday for help with homework.