At Wheelock we believe homework can consolidate and reinforce skills and understanding. We believe that homework should be enjoyable and manageable for all concerned and that if it becomes a burden or source of conflict it ceases to be a constructive aspect of teaching and learning.
We value the support of parents/carers and we believe that this policy will be successful if there is a strong partnership between home and school which is reflected in the Home-School Agreement. We recognise that all children need leisure time and hope that our policy reflects a balance so children can extend and consolidate their learning with parental support while still allowing ‘down time.’
We believe that the non-negotiable core skills that will now become a focus for the children’s home learning are essential skills for later life.