Homework at Salendine Nook

At Salendine Nook we view homework as an integral part to learning; a supportive tool to ensure our students achieve the best outcomes they can. It helps to develop independent study skills as well as encourage students to become used to working outside of the normal hours of school. This is very important for both examination preparation but also for getting used to the demands of professional career in the future. We hope that it supports the learning they do in their lessons and fosters a culture of learning in all environments.

Therefore we believe that homework:

  • Must be relevant to the teacher’s curricular objectives
  • Takes place outside formal classroom teaching
  • Is primarily the responsibility of the learner

The role of parents in supporting the out of school learning of their children is greatly appreciated. To support this process, we set homework through an online system “Show My Homework”, which allows all parents to view the homework that has been set by their child’s teachers and when it is due in.

Resources to help with homework will also be attached here for parents to view. Parents and students have been issued with pin numbers to access this. If you have any questions regarding this system, please contact the school.

Amount/Frequency of Homework

Years 7 & 8

Subject (Curriculum area) *Approximate length of homework (time) Frequency
English, Mathematics 30 minutes to 1 hour Weekly
Science 30 minutes to 1 hour Every 1 - 2 weeks
Geography, History, ICT and Languages 30 - 45 minutes Every 2 - 3 weeks
Food Studies, Drama, Music, Art, RE *30 minutes 1 - 2 times per half term
Years 9, 10 & 11

Subject (Curriculum area) *Approximate length of homework (time) Frequency
English, Mathematics and Science 1 hour Weekly
Options 1 hour Weekly

*Individual Departments may vary the amount, length and regularity of the homework. The above should be seen as a minimum. For longer homework pieces, adjustments will be made to the collection date.

Parents are encouraged to contact school and individual teachers where they feel that their child has not been set an adequate amount of homework. The Head of Department is responsible for ensuring that homework is being set in line with school policy.

Show My Homework will be monitored on a regular basis to ensure that all students receive an appropriate amount of homework.


What is Show My Homework?

Show My Homework is an online homework calendar showing homework information, deadlines and attachments for students. All homework set by our teachers will be displayed online using Show My Homework. The benefits of the system for students are:

  • See all of your homework at the click of a button
  • A personalised experience to help you stay organised
  • All homework details are accessible 24/7, long after the school bell rings
  • Smartphone app available from Apple App Store and Google Play Store
  • Automatic due date reminders when using the mobile app
  • Translation into 50+ languages.
SNHS Show My Homework Calendar

How Does It Work?

All teachers create and publish their homework online, on the school’s homework calendar. Students can manage submission of homework and view grades by clicking the SMHW link on the bottom banner of the school website or visiting https://salendine.showmyhomework.co.uk/school/home and entering your unique student PIN. If you have not received your logon details, or are new to the school, please contact the school the using our contact form or via telephone to have your PIN sent to you.

By logging in, you will see just the homework relevant to you. You can review submission times, see grades and communicate with teachers around specific assignments. Forgotten passwords are also no longer an excuse - you can check for any homework set on the whole-school homework calendar without ever having to log in!

There is also a Show My Homework app for parents and students to use on their smartphones; visit your app store and search for "Show My Homework", sign in with your unique PIN number and you can access homework details direct from your mobile device. If you use the mobile app, you can even receive automatic due date reminders to let you know when you have homework due to be handed in!

Where can I get help and more information?

Teachers, students and parents can click here to visit the Help Centre, telephone 0207 1979550 or e-mail help@showmyhomework.co.uk for additional support.

Homework on the move!

The Show My Homework iOS and Android apps for students and parents allow you to view, complete or submit homework anytime, anywhere. Get yours today.