Tuesday, 8 November 2016
No homework policy
"Pupils were sent home with slips that asked mums and dads to put a simple `yes` or `no` to a `no homework policy`."
"The result was that 62% of parents at the 193-pupil Highland school voted to drop it."
"Pupils and teachers were given a vote too and 79% of pupils voted in favour of the ban."
"Meanwhile, the 10 teachers at the thriving school were split 50/50."
"Jubilant parents told last night of their delight at the decision – saying their children would flourish without the burden of doing school work at home."
"Dad Barry Hutchison, 38, who is a children’s author, said: `Homework stresses the kids and the parents out. Kids have so many things outside school, like clubs. They just need time to be kids`."
"Barry, whose seven-year-old daughter Mia is in Primary 3 at the school, said parents who still wanted to give their kids homework could find material on the internet for their young ones."