Brighton Hill Community School

27. Homework

Information & Policies

Published on - 08-12-2016


Homework is essential to students’ progression, and seeks to consolidate, complement and extend learning taking place in school.  Teachers’ Standard 4c states that teachers should “set homework and plan other out-of-class activities to consolidate and extend the knowledge and understanding pupils have acquired”.


Homework constitutes tasks or activities that students are expected to complete outside the normal school day, in order to learn more about the work that they have been studying in lessons, to give them a chance to show or revise what they have learnt, or to give them time to prepare or research for a new topic or project.  Students who complete their homework are more likely to reach their academic potential.

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that homework arrangements are educationally beneficial and manageable for students to complete and teachers to administer and assess, and to outline responsibilities for teaching and non-teaching staff.


Assistant Headteacher(s) will:

Heads of Faculty will:

Heads of Year and Tutors will:

Teachers will:

Last ratified: October 2016
Review: October 2018