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Robert Bloomfield

Homework (Home Learning)

The expectation at Robert Bloomfield Academy is that each pupil reads every evening, either independently or with an adult. Reading regularly has a significant impact on outcomes, mindfulness and language acquisition.

Homework tasks will be recorded on Google Classroom.

There may be points in the academic year that departments set revision-based homework to support assessment points. This will be in addition to the homework timetable currently in place.


Research about the impact of homework can produce a mixed message but one consistent point is that homework is most effective when practising and consolidating of prior knowledge.

We also recognise the importance of extra-curricular activities and valuable family time in our pupil’s lives and strongly believe that time should be available for these pursuits. As a school, we promote the creation of the whole individual and the importance of these activities.



  • English and Maths set once a week.
  • English on a Monday for a Thursday hand in
  • Maths on a Thursday for a Monday hand in
  • Students are also expected to read 3x per week and record this in their SPAG and Reading Records
  • Homework should take around 30 minutes


  • English set in week 1
  • Maths set in week 2
  • The expectation is that EBACC subjects set substantive homework twice a half term:
  • Science, Geography and Computer Science set in week 1 for week 2 hand in
  • History, French set in week 2 for a week 1 hand in
  • Homework should take around 30 minutes

Homework Consequences

  • 1x missed homework = a phone call or email home
  • 2x missed homework= 15 min detention subject teacher
  • 3x missed homework= yellow card and 15 mins with HOD or subject teacher