The Philosophy of Homework at Heart of England

The purpose of this document is to share our philosophy of homework at Heart of England. Our philosophy is specific to our students and our school. The creation of our philosophy has involved the consultation of teachers, students and parents.


Homework is an important part of life at Heart of England. It allows your child to consolidate and deepen knowledge and skills and prepare for work to come. The regular completion of homework will develop skills and habits that will allow your child to be successful in the future.

Recording of Homework

All homework set by teachers will be recorded on INSIGHT. Homework can be written in KS3 planners however, it is not compulsory. If you are having problems connecting to the internet or INSIGHT school should be informed via a letter or phone call. Non completion of homework due to internet connection issues will not be accepted as a reason for non completion unless the school has been informed. To check if homework has been set please check your child’s INSIGHT account.

How often will homework be set?

Homework should only be set when it is purposeful and relevant. We do not have a homework timetable. Homework will be set regularly and checked that your child has completed their work to the best of their ability. When homework is set, it is at the discretion of the class teacher. They have the knowledge of when it is relevant to set homework and an understanding of the type of homework that should be set in order to help your child make the best possible progress.

What happens if Homework is not completed?

If a student does not complete homework parents/carers will receive an email from the Curriculum Leader of the subject area, informing them that homework has not been completed and is required to be completed by the next lesson or specified date. The consequence of consistent non-completion of homework is that your child’s learning and progress is impaired. We would request your support in helping your child complete homework to the best of their ability.

Teacher’s responsibilities with homework

Pupil’s responsibilities with homework


Parent’s responsibilities with homework