Homework is very individual to the children who attend Elm Tree School.  Our policy is that once a child starts at Elm Tree we will work with parents/Carers who feel able to support home learning to provide individualised Maths, English and topic work for children to complete at home.  This can be requested by parents/carers at any time throughout the academic year by contacting the class teacher and where appropriate can be a discussion point at a child’s annual review.

As a school we do not send compulsory homework out to all children as past feedback from parents has been that our children prefer to keep school and home separate and by sending home compulsory homework it can cause unnecessary anxiety within our family units.  

Homework can be a whole range of things.  It will vary for each child and is likely to change as a child gets older, develops or if their needs and priorities change.  For example, it may include:

  • home and school working on consistent strategies for behaviour following an agreed behaviour support plan.
  • having a regular book to read at home
  • complete tasks to reinforce work completed in Maths and English
  • complete research on the current class topic
  • collect information that they can use in class


The types of homework are varied for each child.  Our policy is underpinned by the belief that we want to support and work with you to help your child achieve the very best they can. 

Please talk to your child's teacher if you want more support or guidance in this area and also use the opportunities at the annual review to discuss further.


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