Saltash Community School homework policy

At Saltash Community School we believe that homework encourages pupils to develop the skills necessary to succeed in their studies. The completion of homework encourages self-discipline and gives pupils an opportunity to work independently, without constant supervision by staff.

All pupils in Years 7-13 are issued with homework planners which are used to record the homework set and also the deadlines for completion.

A small number of pupils with learning difficulties are issued with homework statements by the Special Needs Department. These statements outline the amount of homework individual pupils should be expected to complete.

The amount and style of homework will vary from subject to subject. Tasks set will include research, quiet reading or learning and will not always result in a piece of written work. There will be rare occasions in certain subjects or at certain times of the year when it will not be appropriate for homework to be set.

As a general guideline pupils should expect to receive homework as follows.

  • Year 7 – 45 to 90 minutes a day
  • Year 8 –
  • Year 9 – 1 to 2 hours a day
  • Year 10 – 1½ to 2½ hours a day
  • Year 11 – 1½ to 2½ hours a day

Details of Sixth Form requirements are given in the Sixth Form brochure and are made clear to students on entry to the Sixth Form.

Failure to complete homework is taken very seriously with the issue of misdemeanours and detentions. In cases of persistent failure to complete homework parents will be asked to come into school to discuss the matter.