Last term we introduced a new homework structure with the aim of creating continuity in approach across the school. We also wanted an approach that would keep you up to date with what the children are learning in class. Parents are children’s first teachers, so we wanted to encourage parents to actively support children’s learning too.
We conducted a survey with parents to review how you are finding this new approach. 38 parents completed the survey. We are presuming those who did not complete it are generally happy with the new approach.
We asked a range of questions and received the following responses.
Feedback was broadly positive. You like the predictable format and routines. You can see clear links with children’s learning in class.
Some parents feel that homework took a lot of time to manage, although some parents asked for extra homework. Where children may have additional needs, parents feel that homework expectations should be adjusted. If this is the case, please speak to your child’s class teacher directly and request an adjustment.
Home learning is a valuable contribution to children’s progress and development.
Thank you for your ongoing support in this area.