The NSW Department of Education and Communities requires schools to develop a Homework Policy in consultation with staff, students and parents/caregivers in the school's community.
The Homework Policy: Guidelines (PDF 353kB) contains information for schools that would like to review, update or newly develop a Homework Policy.
The latest research about homework underpins the implementation support materials. The Homework Policy: Research Scan (PDF 407kB) summarises research on homework, considers strategies to maximise the benefits and examines in detail whether time spent on homework results in improved student achievement.
Parents/caregivers are encouraged to be involved in the development or review of the school's Homework Policy. To support this involvement, relevant links and some of the most common questions are available on this fact sheet (PDF 370kB).