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Homework Support

So why is homework important?

Homework helps your child to:

  • learn how to organise and manage their time
  • take more responsibility for their own learning
  • practise and build on what they have learned at school
  • develop confidence to deal with frustrations, overcome
    difficulties and solve problems
  • learn and work independently in the future.


Homework helps teachers to check your child’s understanding of class work and keep track of their progress. It lets you find out what your child is doing at school and get involved in their learning.

For many reasons, parents can find it difficult to support their children when they have homework.


Who is involved?

Homework arrangements work well when the parents, the child and the teacher understand the roles they play. The school can explain how you as a parent can:

  • let the school know what you expect

  • know what the school expects from your child

  • know what the school expects from you

  • contact someone if you want more information or are concerned about homework.

So, if you are unsure about anything, get in touch with the school.


Did you know?

  • When schools and families work together, children do better.

  • Children learn something well when they talk about it or explain it to someone else, so asking your child about their homework really helps them.

  • Children who do homework regularly throughout their time at school benefit from the equivalent of roughly an extra year’s schooling.

  • Between the ages of 5 and 16, children spend only 15% of their lives in school so supporting them at home really improves their chances of success.

  • Parents and families are by far the most important influences on children’s lives.

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