Homework refers to tasks given to students by their teachers to be completed outside of usual lessons. Common homework activities may be reading or preparing for work to be done in class, or practising and completing tasks or activities already taught or started in lessons, but it may include more extended activities to develop inquiry skills or more directed and focused work such as revision for exams.
Teachers at Henley High School provide homework that is planned and are focused activities related to the curriculum being delivered in the classroom. It should not be used as a punishment or penalty for poor performance. A variety of tasks with different levels of challenge should also be provided.
The quality of homework is more important than the quantity. Students will receive specific and timely feedback on homework. The purpose of the homework will be clear to the students, for example, to increase a specific area of knowledge, or fluency in a particular area.