This podcast asks what secondary teachers should consider when planning homework, including the most effective tasks, what we must avoid doing, what we should do with the results of homework (marking, checking, feedback?), how much homework we should set, and much more!

The days of homework for homework’s sake have gone – we hope. All homework should have a clear purpose – but what? This podcast seeks to find the answer and asks what teachers should consider when planning homework.

We discuss the purposes of homework, the kind of homework tasks that are available to us, and which are the most effective. We set out some golden rules for setting homework, and ask what teachers should avoid doing.

We ask that most crucial of questions: How much homework should we be setting at key stage 3, key stage 4, across different subjects? At what age and stage is homework most impactful?

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