What should parents and carers do if their child is regularly spending a long time on their homework?

If parents or carers have noticed that their child is regularly spending longer than 60 minutes on their homework then schools can advise them to try the following things:

  • Check that the student understands how to do bookwork checks - if they are failing a lot of bookwork checks then this will add time to the homework
  • Ensure that someone isn’t answering questions for them - if this happens then the system will give them work that isn’t appropriate which could in turn will take longer for them to complete
  • Make sure they are focused and not watching TV or using other devices at the same time
  • Encourage the student to talk to their class teacher if they are worried