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At CVA, we set homework which we hope a child will find relevant, challenging, and beneficial. All students are set homework and are expected to complete it. To help support students further with their homework, any incomplete homework will result in a centralised school support session on a Thursday after school. In this session they will be given an opportunity to complete any missing work with a member of staff to support the completion. We will notify you by text message on the day of the support session if your child requires this session. Thank you in advance for supporting the academy in this process as we know this will help ensure your child is making sufficient progress. 


Year 7, 8 and 9 

Students should spend roughly 30-45 minutes on each piece of homework. The homework will be set using specific electronic programmes. Please see below the timetable that shows what homework is set each evening. They must stick to this schedule so that the online homework can be checked by the classroom teacher on the required day. Subjects will use the following virtual platforms:


Year 10 and 11 

Students should spend roughly 45-60 minutes on each piece of homework. Homework at Key Stage 4 will be a mixture of Seneca, Sparx or GCSE specific questions/revision. Students at Key Stage 4 are given a week to complete every piece of homework set. They can use the timetable provided to make sure they complete all homework or devise their own routine to ensure all homework is completed weekly.

  • Sparx Maths / - Maths
  • Seneca – English, Science, Geography, Ethics, Spanish and History


Homework Schedule

Key Stage 3


Key Stage 4


Tracking incomplete homework 

To monitor incomplete homework, we follow a simple 5 stage process that allows us to inform you as a parent/ guardian of any incomplete work. The below flow chart illustrates the stages: 

Flow chart: 

Stage 1 

3 missed homework 

We have initial concerns that your son / daughter is not completing their homework. 

A letter outlining the importance of homework will be sent home outlining our initial concern 

Stage 2 

5 missed homework 

We have increased concern that your son / daughter is not completing their homework. 

A supportive telephone conversation will be held with the form tutor so that a homework plan can be agreed 

Stage 3 

10 missed homework 

We are now concerned that your son / daughter is not completing their homework. 

A telephone call or meeting will be held with the Year Leader to discuss why the tutor homework plan has failed to improve homework completion 

Stage 4 

15 missed homework 

We are now extremely concerned that your son / daughter is not completing their homework. 

A meeting with the Assistant Principal will be held to create a plan, sign a homework contract and devise a supportive agreement to address the lack of homework 

Stage 5 

20 missed homework 

Letter from the Principal highlighting all support provided to date and discussing the school expectations 


Accessing Homework

Students can access homework that is set via Arbor using their CVA email address. When logging in for the first time, students will need to press “forgot password” to reset their password.


Sparx Maths Help Guide

Seneca Help Guide


Homework Club

Run by the SEN team. For students who need help with completing their homework or would like to do it in school.


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