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Homework Questionnaire

Dear Parents / Carers,

I would be very grateful if you would complete the questionnaire below regarding homework as we would like to review our practice here at MWPS.

As you know the value of homework has been the subject of debate over the years and there are conflicting views as to whether it positively impacts on academic achievement. It is our belief that homework should not put undue pressure on children and families and certainly shouldn’t impact on family time and extra-curricular opportunities.

The views of children and Governors will also be sought to give us as rounded a picture as possible.

Thank you for support in this.

Yours sincerely,

Deborah Kenny

Homework Questionnaire for parents, March 2018

  1. Which Key Stage is your child in? (please circle)

Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2


  1. How important do you think homework is to your child’s learning? (Please circle)

Very important Quite important Some importance Very little importance


  1. Do you think the amount of homework given to your child each week is:

Too much About right Not enough


  1. My child finds the level of homework:

Too hard About right Too easy It depends on the subject


  1. Which of the choices below, do you feel, most benefit your children? (circle as many or as few as you like)

Reading Spelling Times tables Pieces of writing

Writing tasks Number facts Written calculation Research

Mathematical investigations Projects On line tasks


  1. Do you support your children with their homework?

Yes No Sometimes


  1. Overall, do you think children should receive regular homework?

Yes No


  1. If you answered yes to question 7. What do you think are the most important reasons for saying yes? (Please tick as many or as few as you like)

It helps to develop independent working

It prepares your child for High School and the future

It’s good practice for a school to set homework

It reinforces work done in school

It raises children’s attainment

It involves you in your child’s learning


  1. If you answered no to question 7. What do you think are the most important reasons for saying no? (Please tick as many or as few as you like)

Children have worked hard enough during the day

It cuts into family time

It can cause friction / anxiety

There is less time for other activities

How children learn in school is different and it’s difficult to help them


  1. When do you think homework should start? (Please circle)

Year 1 / 2 Year 3 / 4 Year 5 / 6


  1. Would you be in agreement if homework mostly focused on the basics including reading, spelling, times tables?

Yes No

Are there any other comments you wish to make regarding homework?




We would appreciate your name if you are happy for this form not to be anonymous. Without names we are unable to follow up any individual issues.

Thank you for completing this questionnaire. Feedback will be provided once the responses have been analysed.


Name of parent / Carer ……………………………………………………………