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Homework Policy

A day in the life of a Brainworks student, among other things includes a continuous interaction with varied concepts. Our curriculum, subject-time ratio and co-curricular activities are all tailored towards a holistic development. At Brainworks, home work is scheduled to reinforce the day’s learning, it is intended to compliment the concepts already introduced in the class/school as a form of extended learning. We subscribe to the belief of ‘learning by doing’ as espoused by John Dewey. To that end, our homework tasks are regulated and not limited to the submission of assignments, it may involve small projects both individual and group, it may be research based as in a survey, completion of assigned work during the day or simply a reading exercise and so on and so forth. The Brainworks policy of quality over quantity is reflected in our Homework Policy too. The idea is to develop individuals who are independent, responsible and motivated towards critical thinking. We also ensure that homework is appropriate in terms of progression, student age and fulfilling to be engaged in.


–  It reinforces skills which have been taught in school and gives children the opportunity to practice what they have       learnt. It allows slow learners with valuable time outside of the constraints of a classroom.

–  It encourages self-discipline as the children take responsibility for their learning

–  It promotes independent learning.

–  It provides teachers with the opportunity to support and extend individual children.

–  It gives room for parents/guardians to involve themselves in their child’s learning.


  • Clearly communicate standards, directions, and expectations to parents and students.
  • Coordinate projects and assignments among the teachers teaching the class so that all pupils have ample time to complete the assigned work.
  • Provide pupils the opportunity to ask questions to clarify assignments before leaving class.
  • Allow for varied learning styles by including choices in types of assignments when possible.
  • Continually monitor the amount of homework and provide feedback to parents and/or students.


  • Provide a suitable environment for homework. Establish a quiet, well-lit study area.
  • Remind pupils that homework is their responsibility and allow room for independent effort.
  • Guide or assist in homework when unusual difficulties arise but never do the homework for the child.
  • Monitor student’s daily list of assignments as listed in the school diary.
  • Monitor other activities and create a schedule so that sufficient time is provided for homework.
  • Prohibit cheating, plagiarism and any other dishonest practices in the completion of homework.
  • Communicate with the teacher if their child faces difficulty coping with homework assigned.


  • Write down assignments in your Student Journal.
  • Find a quiet, well-lit study area.
  • Work on your homework independently whenever possible, so that it gives you an accurate assessment of your ability.
  • Complete all assignments honestly and in time in accordance with the teacher’s directions.