Homework refers to any work or activities which pupils are asked to do outside lesson time (either on their own or with parents or carers) in response to guidance from their school.
Belvedere British School believes that properly planned homework, that is integral to class based learning and takes into account the learning profile of individual pupils, is an important part of education and can have a positive impact on a child’s academic development. However, we also acknowledge it is of equal importance that students are allowed free time to enjoy other pursuits, especially those that contribute to their social and physical development.
Apart from set homework by the class or subject teacher, we expect primary and secondary children to read from their reading book and any other appropriate children’s books at home every night. We expect our secondary children to read a variety of media from fiction, non fiction, factual books to worldwide current affairs as well as their current text books. We believe that this good practice builds not only a sound knowledge and improvement in spelling, but also produces a wide and varied vocabulary.
Full details of the school homework policy is available here.