Ashcroft High

Home Learning

Home Learning

Home learning will be set for the following purposes:

  • Pre learning
  • Checking for understanding
  • Practice
  • Retrieval
  • Consolidation of learning

Teachers will follow the T.H.I.N.K. principle when setting home learning:


Is it a good use of Time?


Is it Helpful to learning?


Is it Improving progress?


Is it Necessary?


Is it Kind to student wellbeing?

Teachers will…

  1. Only set home learning when it is appropriate and purposeful, following the T.H.I.N.K guidelines.
  2. Be clear about the purpose of the home learning task and how it will support student learning: pre learning, checking for understanding, practice or processing.
  3. Provide appropriate feedback according to the school’s marking policy.
  4. Ensure home learning is set according to the home learning timetable.
  5. Where appropriate, set home learning activities that are differentiated, inclusive and varied.
  6. Award students with achievement points for exceptional pieces of homework

 Parents are encouraged to…

  1. Assist their child with planning and organising their home learning.
  2. Provide their child, where possible, with a suitable learning environment in which to complete their home learning, without distractions.
  3. Discuss home learning tasks with their child to encourage conversations about learning.

Students should…

  1. Use Show My Homework to gain the details and support on their home learning.
  2. Allow adequate time to complete their home learning to standard that reflects their understanding and best efforts.
  3. Stick to the timing guidance from their teacher and if they exceed this to write down the amount of time it took.
  4. Where possible, find a quiet environment to complete their home learning.
  5. Take initiative for their own learning exploring and developing their understanding beyond the tasks set.


We have a policy not to set homework across holiday periods for Key Stage 3 students and only the minimum needed for coursework or exam preparation for years 10 and 11 over the holidays. We recognise that family time is precious and we want our students to rest and enjoy creative, cultural and sporting activities during the holidays.