Using homework planning and homework status emails

Teachers receive three types of email each week about their classes, giving important and useful information which may need to be acted on. Below is a summary of each email type and suggestions about how they might be used:

Planned homework email

The topics that are added to homework each week are scheduled based on the chosen Scheme of Learning however, there might be times when teachers have not taught a planned topic and so do not want to include it in the homework.

Class teachers receive a Planned Homework email 2 days before the homework is due to be set which outlines the topics that will be included in the next homework. The email is designed to give the teacher a reminder that if they do not want these topics included they need skip them or choose to have them rescheduled for future homework, before the next homework hand-out date.

To ensure that students only receive homework on the topics that have been taught in lessons, it is important for teachers to actively manage the topics that are being included before 11pm on the night before the homework is due to go out.

Homework update email

The Update email serves as a reminder to the teacher to let them know that homework is due the next day. This email shows the number of students who haven’t started or completed their homework yet and can be used by the teacher to identify who needs to be supported further.

Homework report email

The Report email gives an overview of the homework that was due that day and includes the following:

  • The number of students who did or did not complete the homework
  • Details about a topic that the class needs help with
  • Details of questions that individual students may have struggled with
  • If any students did all XP boost, target and compulsory homework
  • If any students have ‘levelled up’ in the last seven days

The information in this email should be used by teachers to praise and reward students, to inform whether extensions or detentions should be set, and to plan supporting activities in class for topics that may have been misunderstood by individuals or groups of students.