Homework set during an extended absence should be managed according to the needs of the individual student. They can continue to receive Compulsory, XP Boost and Target homework to complete as normal, and using the Student Manager page, teachers can give extensions if needed. Alternatively, teachers can set Half-length or Optional only homework. Note that a student will automatically receive Half-length homework if they have not been set Compulsory homework for five or more weeks.
When a student who has been on an extended absence returns to school and has previously been set to Optional only, it can be beneficial to re-introduce them to homework by initially setting to Half-length, and then back to Full-length when they are ready.
Click here to find out how to change homework to Optional only
Click here to see how to change the length and type of homework for individual students