Homework refers to any work or activities which pupils are asked to do outside lesson time either on their own or with parents or carers.
All maintained schools and city technology colleges are required to adopt a home-school agreement. The agreement should be drawn up by the Governing Body in consultation with the Headteacher.
Agreements should set out clearly what is expected of pupils, parents and teachers in relation to homework.
Homework policies should give clear guidance to parents and teachers about what is expected of them and of pupils on a weekly basis.