Homework at Stormont House 

An evidence-informed approach

Our approach to homework is based on

  • Guidance from the Education Endowment Foundation
  • John Hattie’s Visible Learning research
  • Feedback from teachers and parents.

How do parents/carer know what homework is set?

  • Online Maths and English homework is set every week, usually through Mathematics and Reading Eggs.
  • Humanities, Science, PSD, Art, Computing, PE and FT set one paper-based homework per half term
  • Please see the ‘School Matters’ bulletin to see what homework is being set in the coming week

How it works

At Stormont House homework is set to consolidate learning that students are doing in class. It is material that looks similar to work that they have already done in class and is there to deepen understanding and encourage independence. Tasks are linked to the scheme of learning in each subject and are set at an appropriate level. Tasks have clear instructions for students and their parents/carers.

Homework is set during tutor time on Mondays and students are expected to return homework by Friday afternoon. Students receive feedback on their homework the following week from the subject teacher.

Homework submissions are monitored and learners who regularly complete homework receive green frogs and a reward at the end of term in the form of a postcard home and a celebration assembly.

We offer a weekly study skills club after school to offer support and an appropriate space to complete homework.