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Homework Survey Results July 2017

Summary of Homework Surveys 2017

 

In July 2017, St John’s parents, teachers and children were asked a variety of questions regarding homework. Please find below a summary of the responses.

 

 

How important do you feel homework is to your child/ren’s / your class’s learning / you?

 

 

Very important

Important

Not Important

Parents

20.5%

55.9%

23.6%

Teachers

7.7%

61.5%

30.8%

Sample group of children

23.5%

35.3%

41.2%

 

Does your child / class / Do you enjoy homework?

 

 

Yes %

Sometimes %

No %

Parents

15.3

61.6

23.1

Teachers

11.6

69.2

19.2

Sample group of children

29.4

41.2

29.4

 

Do you think we should set homework?

 

 

Yes %

No %

Parents

73.8

26.2

Teachers

61.5

38.5

Sample group of children

47.1

52.9

 

How often should homework be set?

 

 

Daily %

2/3 times a week %

Weekly %

Termly %

Never %

Parents

3.1

17

55.9

12.2

11.8

Teachers

3.8

7.7

46.2

38.5

3.8

Sample group of children

17.6

6

23.5

29.4

23.5

 

 

Teachers were asked: How much time do you spend each day preparing and marking homework?

 

34.6% over an hour

50% more than 30 mins

15.4 % - less than 30 mins

 

Children were asked: How regularly does a grown up support you with homework?

 

29.4% support with every piece

17.6% support with some pieces
35.4% support with occasional pieces

17.6% no support

 

Which curriculum areas should homework be given?
 

1. Least important 2. Important 3. Most important

 

 

Reading %

Spelling %

Maths %

Multiplication %

English %

Science %

Topic %

Parents

1) 4

2) 33

3) 63

1) 8.5

2) 57.9

3) 33.6

1) 9.8

2) 48.1

3) 42.1

1) 9.6

2) 53.2

3) 37.2

1) 10.8

2) 61.7

3) 27.5

1) 48

2) 44

3) 8

1) 46.5

2) 40.9

3) 12.6

Teachers

1) 0

2) 8

3) 92

1) 4

2) 36

3) 60

1) 23

2) 57

3) 20

1) 22.7

2) 22.7

3) 54.6

1) 30.4

2) 65.2

3) 4.4

1) 60.9

2) 34.8

3) 4.3

1) 54.2

2) 37.5

3) 8.3

Sample group of children

1) 0

2) 53.8

3) 46.2

1) 41.7

2) 41.7

3) 16.6

1) 25

2) 25

3) 50

1) 7.7

2) 53.8

3) 38.5

1) 14

2) 51.7

3) 34.3

1) 27.3

2) 27.3

3) 45.4

1) 27.2

2) 36.4

3) 36.4

 

What type of homework do you feel would encourage deeper learning?

 

 

Short focused on ‘one off’ tasks, e.g. 20mins %

Topic based tasks, e.g. children select from a range of options – 60mins %

Project based tasks, e.g. children complete a project over the course of a term %

Menus with open ended tasks %

Parents

56.8

5.9

15.9

21.4

Teachers

40

4

20

36

Sample group of children

35.3

11.7

41.2

11.8

 

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