Category Archives: Homework

Why I chose Doddle Progress: The experience and impact at Firth Park Academy

Last year we used Doddle to launch a weekly homework system across all year groups for all teachers. The change was a huge success; staff were really glad to have the extra time using Doddle created, mitigating their need to mark regular homework. It also gave year 11 teachers a great overview of skills and abilities in different topics when it came to revision time.

So, naturally we were keen to explore the Doddle Progress system with some classes to see if we could develop another whole school process.Read more

Otis McFadden from Firth Park Academy describes how they have been using Doddle to track progress and lead meaningful interventions across the school.
Read his blog on how Doddle has enhanced teaching and assessment in his school and watch the video of his recent presentation.

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Pupils, parents, and teachers can all be on the same page with an easy-to-use homework solution

It can be difficult to keep parents as informed as they’d like to be with their children’s homework. With all your school’s homework posted in one clear online calendar, parents can see the teacher’s task description for themselves without having to rely on what pupils have written down. With our free iOS and Android apps, parents can effortlessly view their child’s to-do list whenever they like.

Show My Homework was created by an Assistant Headteacher to solve the homework problems he was facing every day – getting a quick, accurate summary of school-wide homework and involving parents in the process.

This is why SMHW was built to be quick and easy-to-use and to provide a single place where everyone knows the homework is available all of the time. Parents are included and engaged, SMHW enables them to see what’s been set and when it’s due for all their children.

Show My Homework is now free for your KS1 pupils – click here for more info

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How 140,000 teachers saved time this week

What is the quickest way of setting, tracking, collecting, and providing feedback for homework?

The key word here is “quickest” – for there are many homework systems around that might well keep the overall homework process organised, but still demand the same amount of time and attention as before.

The most effective and quickest approach involves running an online homework calendar where you and your colleagues can enter homework details on the system, and your students (and their parents) can access the details at any time from any location.

What’s more, in running an online homework calendar with Show My Homework, relevant attachments and documents can be added for your students to download – so that they can have everything at their fingertips no matter where they are.

Instead of scribbling homework down in a diary, your students can log on to a website via any mobile device and view the homework, including the due dates for the assignments that their teachers have posted.

Over 140,000 teachers use it on a weekly basis to set, track, collect, and provide feedback for homework, meaning that Show My Homework has become the definitive product for homework management – helping teachers to save time and improve teaching and learning.

Show My Homework has also been made available to schools in Ireland and other English speaking countries across the world and is now used in over 1000 schools globally by more than 1.3 million students.

The founder of Show My Homework recently commented: “The idea is simple – As homework setting and completing so often eats into family time, we want to provide teachers with the right tools to ensure that it’s always worthwhile. Done the right way, homework has a huge impact on learning outcomes, but it’s not about the quantity, it’s about making it easier for teachers to focus on quality.”

For further information about how to track homework and save time, you can book your free Senior Leader school demo here.

Alternatively you can call us on 020 7197 9550 for more information or email

Pleasing Ofsted with homework

What is the simplest way of improving
the school’s Ofsted report?

If there is an issue that every Ofsted inspector is almost certain to look at in detail, it is homework.

This means they do not just check the homework set, but also how many children completed it, when it was marked, the engagement with parents, the way in which the marks given were used to direct further teaching…

As a result, a growing number of schools have decided to use homework as the key leverage point when focussing on raising their Ofsted report.

But of course, getting everyone to put in the maximum effort to complete their homework every time can be complex and difficult. And that is why our online program, Show My Homework, exists.

And indeed it is fair to say that a large number of schools have used Show My Homework as a prime mechanism for raising their Ofsted report to Outstanding.  This has been managed in two ways:

First, Show My Homework allows all colleagues to set and monitor homework quickly and effectively in a way that all children and parents can see.

Second, the service presents the record of all the homework set and gathers the marks and comments generated in one place.  This makes it easy for the inspector to see the homework set, the work done, the marks obtained, and the resultant analysis.

In both cases everyone (children, inspectors, you, your colleagues, and the parents) can see exactly what has been set. There are no more excuses for not knowing what the homework was.

Another reason that the program works so well is that the online system comes complete with a translation module ensuring that all homework is replicated in the students’ (and their parents’) own language.

Of course, we know that changing the way homework is set, recorded, and marked is a big decision.  So what most schools do is start with a totally free, without obligation, school demonstration or visit.

For more information please visit our website or if you would like to book in a free demo where you can benefit from Show My Homework free for KS1, please click here.

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