Homework makes a difference to progress within every subject. It is an opportunity to:
- Extend and reinforce class work
- Promote self-confidence and self-reliance
- Provide possible indications of underachievement
- Involve parents in the learning process
- Encourage good organisational skills.
Students receive 45 to 120 minutes per night. The school also offers a Homework Club.
Students are expected to record all homework in their Learning Journals, which form tutors and parents are expected to sign. It is good practice for students to tick off when they have completed homework.
Working in Partnership
At Trinity School we believe that parents are responsible for their child’s education and development. We work with you to ensure that your child achieves success. One way that parents can participate is to oversee the work done at home.
We encourage parents to:
- Speak with their child regularly about homework and discuss the importance of doing homework
- Check and sign homework diaries at the end of each week
- Provide a suitable environment in which homework can be done
- Contact the school if their child is having difficulties with homework or if there are extenuating circumstances which would prevent the return of homework
- If their child is absent, ensure that they catch up with any uncompleted class work or homework
- Respond to any communication on the non completion of homework and discuss this with their child
As a school we will:
- Set homework.
- Ensure that homework supports and extends learning
- Make it achievable, so it can be done well and on time.
- Mark it, so they can see and feel it was worth doing well!