- Education Professionals
In this programme, we learn how Stokes Wood Primary School in Leicester has implemented an effective homework strategy.
Their technique, created by deputy headteacher Steve Snelson, has resulted in over three-quarters of pupils returning homework at a higher standard.
Each child is provided with their own personal book for homework, and homework is set in the form of an open-ended series of tasks, set to tie in with specific areas of work.
The technique actively encourages parental involvement and, as each child responds to a task in their own way, helps significantly with differentiation.
Steve and the other staff spend one full lesson a week assessing completed homework with the pupils and setting the following week's task.
This cuts down on the amount of marking required, and improves the overall assessment of the work.
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