This is a sample homework policy. Homework is defined as the time students spend outside the classroom in assigned learning activities. Any Where Schools believes the purpose of homework should be to practice, reinforce, or apply acquired skills and knowledge. We also believe that moderate assignments completed and done well are more effective than lengthy or difficult ones poorly done, as research supports. Homework serves to develop regular study skills and the ability to complete assignments independently. Any Where Schools further believes completing homework is the responsibility of the student, and as students mature they are more able to work independently. Parents play a supportive role through monitoring completion of assignments, encouraging students’ efforts and providing a conducive environment for learning, therefore. Homework contributes toward building responsibility, self-discipline and lifelong learning habits. t is the intention of the Any Where School staff to assign relevant, challenging and meaningful homework assignments that reinforce classroom learning objectives. Homework should provide students with the opportunity to apply the information they have learned, complete unfinished class assignments, and develop independence. Actual time required to complete assignments will vary with each student’s study habits, academic skills, and selected course load. 

 

Homework policy

You should contact your child’s teacher in case our child is spending an inordinate amount of time doing homework. Find out how you can help with homework. All too often it's the child that doesn't need to complete the homework that does and the child who needs to complete it doesn't. Make homework meaningful and the chance of it getting done is increased. Learning disabled students need ongoing support at home with meaningful homework - keep it gameywhenever possible. This will ensure a positive attitude. If one is in place, all educators should have clearly defined routines and rules for homework that follow the board's homework policy. As well as assisting them to become accountable and responsible for taking ownership for their own learning, homework provides students with opportunities to demonstrate their organizational and time management skills. Homework also provides the opportunity for parents to learn what the academic expectations are for their children and presents an opportunity for parents to become involved and support the process of their children's education.  Homework should occur at every grade to help students establish good homework habits. Assignments for homework can be as little as 5-10 minutes twice weekly. Many educators claim that there's a correlation between homework completion and academic success. Homework will require additional support from teachers. Be prepared to implement logical consequences when students fail to complete homework assignments. Learning disabled students need opportunities to be successful, keep this in mind when assigning homework and this is the most important thing. Careful consideration should be given to the amount of time the homework assignment will require, it should be reasonable. Consideration must be given to other subjects and the homework that is given there as well in secondary schools. Assignments of the homework should be always checked.