Homework is set on a regular basis for all students in the academy. In core subjects it is set at least once a week. Students are entitled to homework that is engaging and challenging at their level and which enhances class work. They are also entitled to feedback and help. Staff at The Taunton Academy are happy to give parents advice on what they can do to support their children where and how they can get help. It is particularly helpful if parents can make sure that students have a quiet place to study, without unnecessary distractions.
Homework tasks are carefully planned and structured to support progression in learning, as part of the academy’s Schemes of Work. All students are expected to complete homework to the best of their ability. Staff undertake to give prompt and clear feedback on homework tasks.
A homework timetable is issued at the start of each academic year and is sent home to parents.