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Covingham Park Primary School

Helping Your Child With Homework


Homework is anything that children do outside the normal school day, which contributes to their learning in response to guidance from the school. Homework encompasses a whole variety of activities instigated by teachers and parents to support children’s learning. For example, a parent who spends time reading a story to their child before bedtime is helping with homework.


Parents have a vital role to play in their child’s education, and homework is an important part of this process. We ask parents to encourage their child to complete the homework tasks that are set. We invite them to help their children as they feel necessary and provide them with the sort of environment that allows children to do their best. Parents can support their child by providing a good working space at home, by enabling their child to visit the library regularly, and by discussing the work that their child is doing.

We ask parents to check the home/school Link Book at least once a week and to sign it as requested.

If parents have any problems or questions about homework, they should, in the first instance, contact the child’s class teacher. Finally, if they wish to make a complaint about the school homework policy or the way it is implemented, parents should initially contact the Key Stage leader. If they are not happy with the response they receive their concern should be raised in writing with the Chair of the Governing Body via the School office.