We know that children who spend more time on homework do better in school, on average, than others who spend little time. The academic benefits increase as children move into the final years of their education.
Homework is of great value in building upon what has been learnt in school. We know that good assignments, completed successfully, can help children develop a good work ethic, learn to work independently and improve vital skills such as research and organisation – as well as the ability to keep to deadlines.
Homework can help parents learn about their child’s education and encourage communication, both with their child and the school. It can also help nurture a lifelong love of learning.