## Parent and carer homework survey

**Results of Sankey Valley St James Homework Survey for Parents September 2015**

Homework is used at Sankey Valley St James to help your child practice and build upon what they are learning at school. We also feel that it allows your child to organise and manage their time and helps you to have an understanding of what they are learning and support them in this. Please circle the statement you agree with.

1 My child is in KS ____ (please answer 1 or 2, KS1 is years 1 and 2 and KS 2 is years 3,4,5,6).

We had responses from 40 KS 2 families and 13 KS2 1 families

2 I think homework is

Very important Important Unnecessary

62.5% of KS 2 families felt that homework is **very important.**

35% of KS 2 families felt that homework is **important.**

2.5% of KS 2 families felt that homework is **unnecessary.**

54% of KS 1 families felt that homework is **very important.**

31% of KS 1 families felt that homework is **important.**

15% of KS 1 families felt that homework is **unnecessary.**

3 Do you think that the homework you get each night/week is?

About right Too much Too little

64% of KS 2 families felt that the amount of homework given is **about right.**

28% of KS 2 families felt that the amount of homework given is **too much.**

8% of KS 2 families felt that the amount of homework given out is **too little.**

54% of KS 1 families felt that homework the amount of homework given is **about right.**

23% of KS 1 families felt that homework the amount of homework given is **too much.**

23% of KS 1 families felt that homework the amount of homework given is **too little.**

4 On average how much time does your child spend on homework each night?

About 20 minutes a night Less than 20 minutes a night

More than 20 minutes a night

50% of KS 2 families said that their child spends **about** 20 minutes on homework each night.

7.5% of KS 2 families said that their child spends **less than** 20 minutes on homework each night.

42.5% of KS 2 families said that their child spends **more than** 20 minutes on homework each night.

46% of KS1 families said that their child spends **about** 20 minutes on homework each night.

31% of KS 1 families said that their child spends **less than** 20 minutes on homework each night.

23% of KS 1 families said that their child spends **more than** 20 minutes on homework each night.

5 Does your child know what they have to do for their homework?

Always Most of the time Sometimes Never

45% of KS2 families felt that their child **always** knew what they had to do for their homework.

45% of KS2 families felt that their child knew what they had to do for their homework **most of the time.**

10% of KS2 families felt that their child **sometimes **knew what they had to do for their homework.

0% of KS2 families felt that their child **never **knew what they had to do for their homework.

15% of KS1 families felt that their child **always **knew what they had to do for their homework.

70% of KS1 families felt that their child knew what they had to do for their homework **most of the time.**

15% of KS1 families felt that their child **sometimes** knew what they had to do for their homework.

0% of KS1 families felt that their child **never** knew what they had to do for their homework.

6 What types of homework do you think is most beneficial to your child (please circle all that you think apply)

Reading Spelling Learning times tables Maths

Research Writing Practical activities

KS2:

18% Reading

18.5% Spelling

13% Times tables

18.5% Maths

12% Research

14% Writing

6% Practical activities

KS1:

19% Reading

18% Spelling

8% Times tables

16% Maths

8% Research

21% Writing

10% Practical activities

7 Does your child enjoy doing their homework?

Always Most of the time Sometimes

7.5% of KS 2 families felt that their child enjoyed doing their homework **all of the time**.

45% of KS 2 families felt that their child enjoyed doing their homework **most of the time**.

37.5% of KS 2 families felt that their child **sometimes** enjoyed doing their homework.

10% of KS 2 families **added** to the survey question responses and felt that their child **never** enjoyed doing their homework.

15% of KS 1 families felt that their child enjoyed doing their homework **all of the time.**

54% of KS 1 families felt that their child enjoyed doing their homework **most of the time**.

31% of KS 1 families felt that their child **sometimes **enjoyed doing their homework.

8 Do you feel that you receive enough information about homework from the school?

Enough Not enough

71% of KS 2 parents felt that they had **enough **information about homework from the school.

29% of KS 2 parents felt that they **did not have enough** information about homework from the school.

33.5% of KS 1 parents felt that they had **enough** information about homework from the school.

65.5% of KS 1 parents felt that they **did not have enough** information about homework from the school.

9 Do you feel you have enough knowledge to help your child with their homework?

Always Sometimes Rarely

56% of KS2 parents felt that they **always** had enough knowledge to help their child with their homework.

41% of KS2 parents felt that they **sometimes** had enough knowledge to help their child with their homework.

3% of KS2 parents felt that they** rarely** had enough knowledge to help their child with their homework.

53.5% of KS1 parents felt that they **always** had enough knowledge to help their child with their homework.

38.5% of KS1 parents felt that they **sometimes **had enough knowledge to help their child with their homework.

8% of KS1 parents felt that they **rarely** had enough knowledge to help their child with their homework.

10 Would you welcome or use any of the following

Parent workshops Additional information on the website

Information leaflets

In KS2:

4% felt that workshops would be useful.

41% felt that additional information on the website would be useful.

50% felt that information leaflets would be useful.

In KS1

19% felt that workshops would be useful.

33% felt that additional information on the website would be useful.

48% felt that information leaflets would be useful.

11 Homework other than reading /spelling/times tables is usually given out on a Friday to be returned on a Tuesday. Does this allow you complete and return the homework on time?

Yes No

87% of KS 2 parents felt that giving out homework on a Friday to be returned on the following Tuesday gave their child **enough time** to complete it.

13% of KS 2 parents felt that giving out homework on a Friday to be returned on the following Tuesday **did not** give their child enough time to complete it.

85% of KS 1 parents felt that giving out homework on a Friday to be returned on the following Tuesday gave their child **enough** time to complete it.

15% of KS 1 parents felt that giving out homework on a Friday to be returned on the following Tuesday **did not **give their child enough time to complete it.