Home Learning Tips for Students, Parents and Carers

We value homework at Turney School as an important continuation of the learning for all students. Homework is designed to reinforce knowledge and helps pupils develop effective work habits.

Subject teachers issue homework according to the timetable to support the teaching and learning that has occurred that day. All pupils are also expected to read either individually or to an adult for ten minutes each evening. Homework should be recorded in the pupil’s diaries, please check these regularly.

By setting regular homework we hope to encourage independent learning for each pupil. If any assistance is needed from adults at home, please do offer support for your child. If you have any questions regarding homework then please address these to the relevant teaching staff.

We truly appreciate the support we are able to receive from parents and carers at Turney School.

Homework Tips for Parents:

Check for homework by asking your child and referring to the homework timetable and diary.

Choose a quiet place and time for your child to complete homework.

Support, clarify, and motivate, but please do not do the homework for your child.

Ensure the homework is returned to school for marking.

Talk with teacher(s) or record in the diary if homework is too difficult or time consuming for your child. Learning rates vary so it is difficult to articulate an exact amount of time that should be spent on completing homework.