Homework Policy

  1. The setting, completion and correction of homework remain an integral part of school life.
  2. When setting homework, staff will give clear instructions and will be mindful of the amount of homework given, when the work will be due, the age of the class involved, etc. Pupils will be required to write details of homework into their Journals.
  3. All assigned homework will be checked/corrected as soon as possible.
  4. Dealing with incomplete/unsatisfactory homework is a matter in the first instance for the subject teacher to deal with. The teacher may, for instance, demand it for the next day and/or give a punishment exercise etc. The teacher may also write a note in the student’s Journal. This will be countersigned by the parents for the following day. A section entitled “No Homework or Homework Incomplete” will be printed in the Students Journal.
  5. If, on the following day, the work is still not done it will be open to the teacher to deal with the problem as he/she thinks appropriate and in the case of persistent refusal to complete homework, the incident should be put in writing to the Year Head (see disciplinary procedures).
  6. In exceptional circumstances, and only following repeated failure to do an item of homework, the matter may be brought to the attention of the Principal or Deputy Principal at the end of the class period.
  7. If the pupil is brought to the Principal or Deputy Principal, the teacher’s authority will be affirmed and the pupil will be told that he cannot come to school the following day without completion of the work.
  8. On the following morning, the pupil will report with the work to the Principal or Deputy Principal. The work will be checked by the subject teacher in due course.
  9. In the case of section 6 being used, the Deputy Principal will look after 1st, 2nd and 5th Year classes while the Principal will look after 3rd, 4th and 6th Year pupils.
  10. Written punishment work should not take more than 20 minutes to complete.
  11. It is agreed that all corrected tests will be given back to students

As amended on 27/3/07