We know that homework is an important part of both consolidating classroom learning and extending knowledge and understanding for further development.

Equally, we recognise that families are integral to motivating, inspiring and engaging with a child so that they put effort and high value into their homework. Consequently, we ensure that homework should be realistic, manageable and allow leeway for children and families to enjoy their time together.

Show My Homework

Show My Homework is our whole-school system for setting homework and gives students and parents the opportunity to check out a personal account to ensure every student stays on top of the tasks and the deadlines.

Every student is given their own personalised log-in and account and the package offers:

  • 24/7 access
  • View quality and quantity of homework
  • Translation into over 50 languages
  • Apps available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android devices
  • Receive automated notifications before homework is due

We know that this package will improve each student’s child’s organisation, time-management, and help them to keep on top of their workload.

The following resources will help you to log-on and understand the Show My Homework systems:

Logging in to Show My Homework – September 2020

If you or your child have any questions about the service, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Mr Mark Drury, Assistant Headteacher at The Friary via office@friaryschool.co.uk.

Alternatively, if it is a specific issue on accessing Show My Homework, then contact their customer service team via email at help@showmyhomework.co.uk or by phone on 0207 197 9550.

To access Show My Homework simply click here.

To learn more about Show My Homework through a parent tutorial simply click here.

Home Learning Assignments (HLAs):

Year 7 – 9 students will usually undertake Home Learning Assignments (HLAs) as homework throughout the school year.

These are fortnightly projects which allow us to set a substantive task, but also allow families the flexibility to slot them into their own schedules so that with good management they do not become over-burdensome.

The HLA schedule for 2020-2021 can be viewed here.

However, due to the specific nature of the subjects, our Maths and French teachers will set homework more regularly as part of an approach in these areas knows as ‘little and often’.

Years 10-13:

Our homework assignments for those on formal exam courses differs to the HLA schedule. The range becomes reduced as students choose their subjects and though deadlines can be shorter, they are also kept realistic so that they remain achievable.

Naturally, mock and formal exams play a key part of homework load at set times, but our on-going assessment is designed to help students learn how to apply their knowledge and boost their grade.

For more information about homework and remote learning, please contact Mark Drury, Assistant Headteacher, via office@friaryschool.co.uk.