St. Patrick’s N.S. School Policy on Homework.
This policy was devised in 2011. It has since been reviewed in 2015 & 2017.
It can also be downloaded from the following link: Homework Policy
Homework is given as a means of revising and consolidating the work done in school. We would advise you to check your child’s work and remain in regular contact with the child’s teacher by signing homework as necessary.
We believe the purpose of homework to be the following;
The following points should also be noted with regards to homework.
While homework is given with the average child in the class in mind, obviously some children will get it completed more quickly than others. Remember that work completed quickly and carelessly is not work completed properly.
When considering the amount of time spent on homework, one must not include time spent on doing another unrelated activity e.g. wandering off to play. Time spent depends on the child’s concentration, ability and application.
Here follows the recommended homework times which should operate in normal circumstances and keeping the above guidelines in mind.
Please stop when your child reaches the maximum time limit and record in journal for his/her teacher to see.
2017 Whole School Homework review
Following an extensive review of our homework practices in 2017 with feedback from pupils, parents and staff, a number of changes were brought about including the following;
A copy of the final outcome letter is included in Appendix A. A copy of all data from all surveys conducted during this extensive review is kept on file.
We have a policy of giving homework from Monday – Thursday. Weekends are homework free provided homework has been completed on Monday to Thursday.
Ratified By: ______________ Date:___________________