Hamstead Hall Academy is set to launch ‘Show My Homework on 31st January, 2018. This is an online educational platform that aims to improve homework processes across the Academy as unfortunately lack of homework continues to be the most frequently reported behaviour issue.
We strongly believe that homework plays a crucial role in both a student’s learning and the performance of the Academy. There is no question about its academic worth, particularly as research suggests that completion of homework at secondary level can add an additional 5 months progress onto a child’s learning (EEF, 2016).
The implementation of Show My Homework is designed to promote consistency, improve transparency and ensure effective communication between teachers, students and parents / carers with regards to homework completion.
In adopting a more technological approach to homework we hope to transform and improve home-academy relationships. We are very excited about the future of this product in helping us to raise standards, increase learning outcomes and improve the homework quality across the Academy.
Show My Homework were recently announced as winners of the EdtechX Global All Star Rise Awards in which they were recognised as a company of tremendous promise who are innovating within the edtech space and meeting real market demands. Hamstead Hall Academy is very excited to be part of this journey.
All staff are currently partaking in Show My Homework training so that they are ready for the launch on the 31st January, 2018. On this date all students and parents / carers will receive a log in slip and letter to help with registration for Show My Homework, which has accessible software for a desktop, tablet or mobile device.
Show My Homework will enable teachers to create and set engaging homework that students can submit online. Parents / carers can also track homework details, monitor deadlines and engage with teachers about their child’s progress much more freely. We greatly appreciate your support and help with launching this new powerful initiative and we look forward to working with you.
Assistant Head of School
The above guide for parents is available for download as a powerpoint below. You can also download guides for teachers and pupils.