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School Community Newsletter 05/05/23

Homework has its positives and negatives but the topic often comes up because it can sometimes be hard to determine its effectiveness.

The Education Endowment Foundation found that whilst many disadvantaged students benefit from homework, many lack quiet working spaces away from school where they can undertake independent study. Many schools have as a result established homework clubs for students who may not have the resources at home to study.

The usefulness of homework depends on its quality and relevance to the curriculum, as well as its suitability in meeting the overall educational goals and needs of the students. Below are some brilliant resources to help get you thinking about how to ensure homework is impactful. By reflecting on the value of homework and the role it plays, we can reflect upon the quality of the tasks we are setting and make homework more meaningful.

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