At Hazel Oak we recognise the importance of home learning and the contribution that homework makes to your child’s education. We also recognise that homework can be a subject of much anxiety for both parents and students, as many of our students find it difficult to make the merger between school and home. With this in mind we carefully consider the amount and content of homework we set at each age group.
Lower school homework tends to consist of reading and handwriting or spellings and Upper School have weekly homework set in the core subjects of Maths and English and additional subjects where appropriate. In Upper School, students have access to a weekly lunchtime homework club at which they are supported to complete any homework set and have access to computers and the internet should this not be available at home.
Lower school students have home-school diaries that are used as a regular method of communication by both parents/carers and staff. Any homework set will be recorded in these. In addition they each have a reading record book. Parents/carers are encouraged to read with their child at home and record progress in these record books.
Upper school students have homework planners that are used for parents/carers and staff to pass brief messages and to keep a check on any homework set. Teachers and teaching assistants check these daily and they are also monitored by the Senior Leadership Team.