Homework - A New Routine

Before your child starts:

  • Agree a routine for homework with your child. Homework becomes increasingly important part of your child’s learning as they go through school – a good routine can last them throughout their school lives.
  • A good time for homework is after a short break when your child returns from school. It is always helpful to get it out of the way early, leaving the rest of the evening free.
  • It is a good idea to agree with your child from the beginning things like TV, computer games etc can only be watched/played after homework is completed.
  • Make sure you are available for help and supervision for the first couple of weeks until a routine is established.
  • Make sure your child has comfortable place to work with as few distractions as possible. In particular, a table is essential with plenty of space to spread out their work.

When they start:

  • Stick to your child’s routine as closely as possible.
  • Check your child’s planner with them every night to ensure they have completed any homework due in the next day.
  • Ensure your child completes their homework on the night it is set wherever possible.
  • Your child should spend 20 minutes on each piece of homework. If they have spent 20 minutes of uninterrupted, concentrated work, and they have not finished, please write a note to the teaching explaining this in your child’s planner.
  • Help your child to develop resilience and independence by giving your child a timer etc to help them manage their time. Try to be available to check they are managing their time in the first few weeks. Don’t establish a routine of completing homework with them – they need to develop their own work ethic.
  • Regularly point out the advantages of working this way i.e. homework doesn’t drag out all night and they enjoy their free time without worrying about homework.
  • If your child is finding the homework too difficult, and they have checked their classwork and spent at least 20 minutes looking at it, write a note to the teacher explaining this.
  • Encourage your child to write down their homework instructions carefully and clearly. Also, check your child’s homework timetable to ensure that they have accounted for all homework each day.


Care & Achievement Coordinators

Our Care & Achievement Coordinators support pupils in each year group, and are the main point of contact between parents, pupils and school.  If you have any queries, please contact the appropriate Care & Achievement Coordinator in the first instance.

Year 7 - Mrs Cavanagh - 07790 987139

Year 8 - Mrs Carlill - 07980 702715

Year 9 - Miss Parkin - 07790 987137

Year 10 - Mr Elwers - 07790 987131

Year 11 - Mrs Cross - 07790 987142

Sixth Form - Mrs Clark- 07790 987009

Senior Care, Achievement & Outreach Coordinator and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mrs Wright - 07790 987007 - cwright@woldgate.net

Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mr Sloman - lsloman@woldgate.net

If you require paper copies of any documents on our website please contact the school office (contact details below).


General Enquiries >

Woldgate School and Sixth Form College
92 Kilnwick Road
YO42 2LL
t 01759 302395 e-mail office@woldgate.net

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Woldgate School and Sixth Form College, an Academy, is part of the Wolds Learning Partnership, a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with Company Number: 10518602. Registered Office: 92 Kilnwick Road Pocklington, York YO42 2LL.