Help with homework
There was a great line about homework during a sketch we performed at the send-off for our former principal, Mr Vance:
Unfortunately, we hear time and time again from parents and students alike that homework in real life is no joke! From taking too long to battles over quality, neatness and effort, we know that sometimes homework can turn into a nightmare.
The good news is that there are ways to help.
The first thing to do is to make yourself aware of the homework policy of your child’s school. You can read our homework policy here.
It’s also important to remember why we do homework. Some of the main benefits of homework are:
- It helps a child to become an independent learner
- It helps to practise skills and topics that your child has learned
- It can be used to finish off work started in school that day
- It helps the parent to keep track of the child’s progress
We’ve put together a number of posts as part of our ‘Wednesday for Parents’ series on the blog to provide advice and support for homework.
- This post covers general tips for helping with homework.
- This post describes how best to help your child with their learning homework.
- This post provides tips for helping your child with their reading at home.
- Finally, in a post most suitable for parents of the senior classes, we provide advice on study skills.
For more in-depth information on how to help your child with their learning at home, we recommend this publication by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment.