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Homework

 

 
Rationale
Homework provides an opportunity for children to consolidate, practise and/or extend on work covered in school.
It can help to provide an insight into the children’s school lives as well as helping to instil self-discipline, responsibility and good habits as they move through and beyond school.
 
Objectives 
 To strengthen parents’ role as their child’s primary educator. 
 To strike a balance between consolidating academic work and embracing children’s wellbeing. 
 To instigate and maintain a routine of study for a regular set time.
 
 
Operating Principles 
 Handed out FRIDAY to be completed and returned the following WEDNESDAY. 
 Each class will use the approved BSS Homework Grid which offers a choice of English, Maths and Wellbeing tasks but will include reading and spelling as compulsory tasks (as marked with a star). 
 Each task will be allocated a point value based in its complexity (Using Blooms Taxonomy). 
 Each student must earn 10 points in each area (English Maths and Wellbeing) for their homework to be considered complete. 
 Parents will need to sign each task as it is completed. 
 Children have the option to earn more points each week.
 
 When children reach 300 points they will be awarded a “Homework Holiday” pass allowing a week off homework. 
 Each class will also determine a weekly homework reward for those who complete their homework. 
 Children who do not complete their homework will not have access to this reward or the documented benefits of homework. 
 Children will receive timely feedback on homework at the bottom of their next homework grid (which can be seen by parents). 
  Responsibilities
 
Our Principal should:
 
 Develop our school homework policy, in consultation with our school community
 
 Distribute our school homework policy through school website and appropriate handbooks
 
 Ensure our homework policy is effectively implemented throughout the school
Our teachers should:
 
 Ensure our school's homework policy is implemented
 
 Clearly communicate the purpose, benefits and expectations of all homework
 
 Inform parents if their child’s homework is regularly incomplete
 
 Check homework regularly and provide timely and useful feedback
 
Use homework that is varied, challenging and directly related to class work and appropriate to students' learning needs