The overall aim of homework and independent learning tasks is to enhance, enrich and improve the quality of students’ learning beyond the taught lesson. It is important in raising student achievement through solidifying skills and developing new ones.

Homework at HBHS is an integral part of the curriculum and expectations are the work is completed to the highest standard. Homework is intended to encourage self-discipline and independent study skills in students. It should provide opportunities for students to consolidate, practise and apply skills learned. Homework should help them to develop skills and techniques and increase their knowledge and ability to learn. Homework can also help prepare students for future lessons, examinations and provide opportunities for students to develop research skills.

The aim of homework is to: 

  • raise standards of achievement;
  • provide opportunities for students to work independently and to take responsibility for organising their work;
  • help students recognise the link between good study habits and higher standards of achievement;
  • check that students have understood classwork;
  • consolidate or extend work covered in school;
  • prepare for future lessons; and
  • extend lesson time to enable the National Curriculum to be covered.

Homework tasks can be:

  • Independent learning
  • Consolidation of work in class
  • Practise - learning by doing
  • Completion of coursework assignments
  • Research, preparation or investigating
  • Reading
  • Visual arts projects

Homework tasks will be set regularly and recorded in Satchel One /Teams. Students and parents will be able to access homework by logging onto the Satchel One /Teams using a unique login and password so they may view the specific tasks set by teachers. 

The role of students is: 

  • To check Satchel One /Teams regularly 
  • To plan and organise their time, by setting up a routine for completing work when it is set
  • To complete tasks to the standards expected by their teacher
  • To meet homework deadlines set by their teacher
  • To inform their teacher prior to the deadline if they have concerns regarding the difficulty of the work set or if they are concerned they will not meet the deadline

The role of parents and carers is: 

  • To support their child in the completion of homework tasks
  • To inform the school if there is an issue with their child meeting deadlines or with completing the task to the standard required
  • To support the school if sanctions are required due to their child failing to meet deadlines or complete work to the required standard

The role of HBH staff is: 

  • To set homework using Satchel One /Teams
  • To ensure homework set is appropriate to students’ learning needs 
  • To ensure homework is marked and feedback is given
  • To support students in the organisation and planning of their time 

To provide necessary resources to support students’ completion of homework our fantastic library is open after school every day except Wednesday where your child can complete their homework with the use of our computers, printers, reference library and most importantly a member of staff ready and willing to support. Some children like to get their homework done before they leave school so that when they get home, their time is their own.