As a school, we recognise the value of homework and the positive effect it has on learning and building student resilience. We are also aware from feedback at parents’ evenings, and parental questionnaires that parents often find it a challenge to monitor their child’s homework. In response to this we have chosen Show My Homework as our on-line homework host starting in May 2015.
Show My Homework is an online system designed to make homework easier for students, staff and parents. Homework can be a daunting issue for us all. Teachers need to be aware of homework set by other teachers, so students don’t get overloaded. Students need to be clear of their homework requirements and deadlines and parents should be involved in the homework process so they have some idea about what their children are expected to do.
As parents, you simply need to visit the Homework page on the school website and click on the Show My Home logo. This will display a calendar-view, showing dates when your child has received homework and when it is due for collection. By clicking on a specific homework you will be able to view details of the task or activity which has been set, along with any resources uploaded by the teacher, and support your child in their learning where appropriate.
No password is required to access the site so that it is easily accessible for parents and students. In this default view you can use the filters at the top of the calendar to view homework by subject, teacher, class group or year group. Students can also sign in using their school email account which will then show a personalised view of their homework calendar when they select their teaching groups.
We hope this new service will provide parents with an insight into the type of homework your child receives and how often it is set. More importantly, we hope it will benefit your child by displaying all their homework and deadlines on one page, helping them to use their time more effectively and become more organised.
There are already a large number of homework tasks available on the site and in the coming weeks staff will be using it to record all homework which is set.
You can access this homework calendar from any device including Android and iOS smartphones. By signing in, you can see a tailored timetable showing only homework relevant for your child. The sign in button can be found in the top right corner of the Show My Homework screen. If you do not wish to sign in, simply use the filters to find the homework for your child. Show my Homework now has an App available which can be downloaded via the relevant online store.
The site is user-administered so if you forget your password you can conveniently follow the onscreen instructions to reset it.
We run a Homework Club, every night after school, in the Learning Resource Centre. This is manned by the school librarian as well as a member of teaching staff. It runs between 14:50 – 16:00. It provides a quiet place to work, use of a computer and help from a member of staff.
If you require assistance using this service or would like to provide feedback, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Nash – email@example.com