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Setting homework: is it required?

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Last updated on 2 January 2018
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Are schools required to set homework? There's no statutory requirement for schools to set homework. We refer to the Ofsted inspection framework and the Teachers' Standards, and look at setting homework over the holidays.

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  1. 1 Schools are not required to set homework
  2. 2 Ofsted's view on homework 
  3. 3 Meet the Teachers' Standards without setting homework
  4. 4 Setting homework over the holidays

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