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- Education Professionals
This programme looks at how one school in York has reduced teacher stress with the introduction of a new homework system.
Staff at Huntington School had once claimed homework to be their biggest cause of stress but following an overhaul of homework policy, completion rates have been transformed.
The new system is based on strictly enforcing a clear set of rules, combining sanctions for non-completion and support for pupils' homework.
For example, if a pupil fails to complete homework more than four times within a two-week period, a letter of warning is sent home. If this behaviour continues, the pupil will face two weeks of sanctions.
We explore how this approach to homework works and find out what parents and pupils think of it.
Part of the series: Just for Governors