At HLHS the term `homework` is an umbrella term used to refer to any study or task undertaken by students beyond the classroom and timetabled lessons; it could more accurately be described as `independent study` or `out-of-hours learning` but the term `homework` is used to describe all additional learning undertaken by students, be it actually at home, in the school`s Learning Resource Centre or any other appropriate venue and be it before school, at break or lunchtime, immediately after school or in the evening and at weekends.
At HLHS we believe that homework should be a task or piece of study that enhances students` learning and understanding; it is independent study that students do in their own time to develop a love for learning for life. There are many types of homework adding to work started in class, carrying out research, reading, making notes, memorising, revising, practising skills, interviewing other people, doing projects or coursework, and many more. There are many resources available to students for homework the VLE, SAM Learning, the Internet, books, worksheets, information & communications technology, TV, DVDs and podcasts, teachers, friends, family, other people.
At HLHS we recognise that the frequency, quantity and level of homework set needs to reflect the age and ability of different students. Faculties are required to set homework appropriate to needs of students and at a time that is most appropriate within the learning programme. Students record homework in student planners so that they are able to manage their time effectively and tutors and parents/carers are able to support them.