Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community


Why do homework? 
Homework is incredibly important at John Williams: we believe that preparing for success in life and learning does not just happen within the classroom. We believe passionately that its purpose and function is fundamental: it is not just a tick box exercise. Completing homework will give students the best chance of success throughout their time at John Williams, developing not just their subject knowledge, but the life skills they will need when they leave our Academy.  

Homework helps: 

  • To practise, revise, revisit knowledge and support class learning. 
  • To encourage students to be more responsible in their learning. 
  • To support students in learning the skills of time management, independent study and self-direction. 
  • To prepare students to thrive in life 

What does homework look like? 

Homework involves a variety of extra work set outside of lessons which could take the form of traditional homework-based tasks or independent revision. It may take the form of an online platform or may be paper based and will usually be set through Microsoft Teams. It is set by teachers in line with their department policies and will normally be retrieval tasks based around substantive knowledge.  


  • KS3 – homework will be set least once a fortnight English, mathematics, and science. All other subjects will set Prep at least once a term. 
  • KS4 – homework will be set at least once a fortnight for each subject.