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Homework in primary schools

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Last updated on 3 October 2017
School types: All · School phases: Primary
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How do primary schools use homework? We link to DfE advice on setting homework, and examples of different primary schools’ approaches. We also look at research on the effectiveness of homework in primary schools, and relay guidance on governors’ role with regard to homework.

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Contents

  1. 1 Homework is not a statutory requirement
  2. 2 Is homework in primary schools effective?
  3. 3 Approaches to homework from 'outstanding' primary schools
  4. 4 Governors' role
  5. 5 Dealing with parental opposition to homework
  6. 6 Compulsory homework sessions: should we have a policy?

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