At Kenilworth School and Sixth Form we believe that homework enables pupils to consolidate their learning, challenge themselves and build upon new skills and knowledge through a variety of independent learning tasks. Homework is vital for success of our pupils and enables them to maximise their potential. It is also an opportunity for parental involvement to support independent learning, with evidence showing that this is a key factor to improving outcomes for pupils.
Effective homework is an integral part of learning at Kenilworth School. The impact of homework on learning is consistently positive with studies by the Education Endowment Foundation and The Sutton Trust suggesting it can lead to an average of five months’ additional progress per year. Alongside this the Ofsted Inspection Framework (September 2015) sets out clearly the expectations for homework stating that outstanding teachers “use well-judged teaching strategies, including setting appropriate homework that, together with clearly directed and timely support and intervention, match pupils’ needs accurately”.
Homework enables pupils to take ownership and responsibility for learning through independent work. By engaging in homework pupils will increase their motivation, creativity and initiative. Finally, we believe that homework develops important study and research skills enhancing learners’ time management, self-discipline and perseverance for lifelong learning.
‘Pupils in the highest achieving schools spend more time on learning activities at home than pupils in other schools’ - (National Foundation for Educational Research)
Download a copy of Kenilworth Academy's 'Homework Policy' below.