Homework at HLC


At HLC we view homework as a supportive tool to ensure our students achieve the best outcomes they can. We also hope that it supports the learning they do in their lessons and fosters a culture of learning in all environments.

Therefore we believe that homework:

  • Must be relevant to the teacher’s curricular objectives
  • Takes place outside formal classroom teaching
  • Is primarily the responsibility of the learner

The role of parents in supporting the out of school learning of their children is greatly appreciated. To support this process, we set homework through an online system “Show My Homework”, which allows all parents to view the homework that has been set by their child’s teachers and when it is due in. Resources to help with homework will also be attached here for parents to view. Parents and students have been issued with pin numbers to access this. If you have any questions regarding this system, please contact the school.

Amount/Frequency of Homework

Our online system indicates to parents roughly how long the student should spend on each task, in the case of Key Stage 3, this should not exceed 40 minutes per week per task. For our Key Stage 4 students, it should not exceed 1 hour per week per task.

Please see below for the expectations for frequency of homework setting at HLC:

KS3 (Year 7, 8 & 9)

English, Maths, Science, History, Geography – one piece of homework per week.
Drama, Dance, Music, PE, Engineering, Textiles, Art, Food – one piece of homework per fortnight.

KS4 (Year 10 & 11)

All subjects, both core and optional, should set one piece of homework per week.

Show My Homework at HLC

Since 2015, HLC Secondary has been successfully using Show My Homework, an online tool to help you keep track of your child’s homework. Show My Homework will allow you to see the details of the tasks your child has been set, as well as their submission status and grades

You will be provided with login details to your personal account, ready-linked to your child’s homework calendar. You can also visit the schools reception and collect your details from there.

HLC launched Show My Homework in 2015 and we hope that this service will provide parents with a deeper insight into the homework your child receives. More importantly, we hope that it will improve your child’s organisation, time-management, and help them to keep on top of their workload.

If you or your child have any questions about the service, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at Show My Homework, who are always happy to help. Just email help@showmyhomework.co.uk or call 0207 197 9550.

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

If you’d like to get in touch with the school or provide feedback, please contact Mrs. Caroline Bedford (Assistant Headteacher) via email – caroline.bedford@taw.org.uk

Homework on the move!

The Show My Homework iOS and Android apps for students and parents allow you to view, complete or submit homework anytime, anywhere. Get yours today.