At Shuttleworth College, we know that high-quality homework can enhance the progress that students make.

Research shows that setting pupils high-quality homework has an average impact of five months’ additional progress in a year in secondary schools. Homework is used to extend, consolidate, and enrich learning, whilst allowing students to investigate new things.

Teachers set homework on Microsoft Teams, which is the same platform that students used in lockdown to access live lessons. Homework is set via the ‘assignments’ function and a summary of the week’s homework (including if it was handed in on time) is emailed to the parent/carer email address each Sunday evening.  Teachers will send a text home if homework is not completed/handed in to ask for parent/carer support.  If homework is still not completed, it will be logged and after 3 occasions a student will receive an after-school detention.

Please let us know if your email address has changed to ensure that you receive homework summaries by emailing

For help with any technical problems (e.g. resetting passwords), please email ICT support via

If you have any queries about homework at Shuttleworth College, please email Ms. Lightfoot:

Shuttleworth also provides students with a wealth of resources to help them with their homework. Students are welcome to use our library, well stocked with books and computers before school, during break, lunch, & after-school to complete homework. If they need additional help or support logging in or printing off resources, they can speak to their class teacher or Head of Year.

Microsoft Teams is easy to use and useful for knowing what homework is due; it also shows my timetable. I can download the free app and I can get notifications when my homework is due. It is easy to access the homework and teachers can attach sheets too.

Lidia Arkwright, Year 11