People are usually quite shocked when they realise that students only spend approximately 17% of their time in school throughout the year. When you think that approximately 33% of a young person’s life is spent sleeping and that they are in school for 190 days a year, the figure of 17% soon starts to make sense. Therefore, the time they spend at home working and studying is vitally important in improving their chances in life at becoming successful and achieving their full potential.

Full information about when homework is set can be found using the following links:

Home learning policy October 2016

Homework Rota – KS3

How can parents/carers help with homework?

  1. Check and sign your child’s planner on a weekly basis.
  2. Email Mr Kearns – Assistant Headteacher – if you have any concerns regarding your child and their homework: akearns@cardinalwiseman.net
  3. Encourage your child to do homework each day on a regular basis.
  4. Praise and/or reward your child when they have completed their homework.
  5. Talk to them about their homework. You do not need to understand the work. This is about showing an interest in what they are doing. Ask them questions.
  6. Wherever possible, provide a suitable working environment for students to complete their work. This should be a quiet space.

We greatly appreciate your support in this matter. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.