The vast majority of student attending Corley Centre have a diagnosis of Autism. This is taken into account when reviewing and implementing policy procedures.  

Purposes of Homework

  • Offers additional learning time to help students achieve higher standards.
  • Enables students to review class work and check that they have understood it.
  • Enables students to prepare for future lessons through individual research.
  • Gives students the opportunity to reinforce their skills by practising them.
  • Offers opportunities to develop problem solving skills.
  • Extends student’s learning and widens their experience.
  • Enables student’s to pursue individual interests in subject areas.
  • Helps students to develop study skills – including time management and planning.
  • To take into account students autism and the affect this can have on working at home.

Parent/Carer Support

Parents can support students in completing homework by:

  • Ensuring that positive working conditions for completing homework are available at home. This could include space with a desk or table, good lighting and no distractions.
  • Support school in helping students understand that homework is an important part of their academic progress.

Amounts of homework


  • In KS3 a half termly ‘menu’ of homework based around a theme will allow students to develop their learning skills. The ‘menu’ will cover a broad range of curriculum areas and offer opportunities for students to complete homework in a variety of styles allowing them choice of task.

KS4 and KS5

  • Up to one hour per week for each accredited course including English, Maths, Science, PSHE, Options.

Supporting at home:

Students who do not complete homework

Corley Centre recognises that due to the needs of our students the completion of work outside of school can be a source of anxiety and conflict.

  • Homework completion is positively encouraged and rewarded. This may be through the giving of SPLATS, comments shared in Celebration Assembly, notes home to parents or strategies individual to each student.
  • Parents/carers should seek support around homework issues from the students’ Pastoral Mentor. Non completion of homework will be discussed with parents.
  • There are no consequences for not completing homework.