As from Monday 6 July, all teaching staff will be uploading details of any homework set for students in Years 7, 8 or 9 on to the Show My Homework website. As of September 2015 this will be expanded to include homework set for students in Key Stages 4 and 5. Click here to access the Show My Homework calendar.
Whole Academy Calendar View – not setting up a parental account
The calendar will detail when a homework assignment was set (in green) and when it is due in (in pink). If a number appears by the green entry, this indicates the number of days until the homework is due. You can then use the filters at the top of the page to view a specific subject, teacher or year group. If you click on the entry and then on VIEW DETAILS, you will be able to see the title of the homework task, any specific instructions, the time that should be taken on its completion, how and to whom the homework should be handed in and the date it will be due.
Personalised Homework Calendar for your student view – setting up a parental account
It is far easier to keep track on what homework has been set by creating a parental account on Show My Homework. This is very straightforward to do and the step by step guides for both students and parents can be found below. In order to set up an account, your child has been given a separate letter which has your PIN number as well as their own PIN number which they need to access the site. If you have lost your PIN number or your child did not give you a copy of the letter which details the PIN numbers, please contact Mr J Ketley at the academy. The parental account will let you see just the homework that has been set for your child without the need to filter through the whole academy homework calendar. You can also set up email reminders which will tell you when homework is due to be submitted. The students also have this facility. In addition, you can see how often your child has been using the Show My Homework website.
At present, we are not using the Show My Homework mark books, we are simply using the calendar facility. The Show My Homework platform is not replacing the student planner and students will still be required to detail homework tasks in the planner as normal. Greensward Academy remains firmly committed to the integral role homework has to play in effective teaching and learning that raises the attainment of our students. We feel the Show My Homework platform will further enhance the home/school partnership we have at Greensward in that it will ensure that parents can continue to support their children with work completed outside the classroom.
If you have any questions regarding the new Show My Homework platform, please contact me at the academy via email@example.com .