Homework Questionnaire Results 2015-16

Thank you to all parents/carers who returned the homework questionnaire. We received 58 responses and the results are outlined below. This information will be used to help us review our Homework Policy, which will be published in the Spring Term 2016.

What do you think about the amount of homework that your child is given?
Too much 9% About right 71% Too little 13% Varies too much 7%
How difficult does your child find their homework?
Too easy 9% About right 65% Too hard 5% Varies too much 21%
Does your child enjoy doing their homework?
Always 7% Usually 29% Sometimes 55% Never 10%
Is homework a source of tension at home?
Often 14% Sometimes 61% Never 25%    
Do you help your child with their homework?
Often 64% Sometimes 36% Never 0%    
Do you feel you have enough knowledge to help your child with their homework?
Yes 43% No 3% Most of the time 52% Not sure 2%
How much impact do you think homework has on your child’s learning?
Significant 36% Variable 52% None 2% Not sure 10%
How much time per week do you think your child should spend doing homework?
20 mins 5% 30 mins 22% 45 mins 16% 1 hour 56%

The majority of parents/carers felt that they would welcome additional explanations on the school website and additional information sent with homework. Only 14% of those parents/carers who responded said that they would use parents’ workshops in the evenings.

A significant number of parents/carers who responded feel that homework is beneficial because it gives them the opportunity to spend time with their child and find out what they are learning. Comments included:

‘I can sit with her and it gives us a little time together, one on one.’

‘It gives me a chance to be involved in my child’s education.’

‘It is bonding. It leads to conversations and questions and lets us know what/how he’s doing in school.’

‘It gives me a good understanding of where my child is up to and what we need to work on.’

‘General learning and time to spend together, rather than sat on a games console.’

‘Really loved doing the project homework. We have enjoyed researching and making.’

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