St. John’s ‘Home/School Agreement’ states that: “The school will …Provide pupils with homework as appropriate”
The school acknowledges that parents and carers play a vital part in their child’s education. Parents/carers work and play with their children but don’t necessarily see these activities as homework.
Homework is to be enjoyable and rewarding for all involved and is intended to be a complimentary part of family life. Homework is not an additional chore and is not compulsory!
Homework refers to any work or activities which pupils are asked to do outside lesson time, either on their own or with family members or carers. Using this broad definition all pupils, whatever their age or ability can be involved in homework.
Homework set by the school will range from informal to formal tasks. Many of these tasks will be reinforcing the functional and transferable targets set in the pupil’s individual education plan (IEP).