01387 730240

Shawhead Primary School



It is the policy of the school to set regular homework which reflects the breadth of the curriculum. This keeps parents informed about on-going school work and gives the children the opportunity to develop their skills through extra practice.

Children may also be asked to complete work which has not been finished in class.

From Primary 1, children will be set regular reading homework which involves a parent or other responsible adult listening to the child read and discussing the text. Phonic homework, which involves the parent listening for the phonic sound, and practising the writing of the appropriate phonic.   Maths homework will only be sent home if it is felt that the pupil would benefit from more consolidation.

From Primary 2, spelling homework will also be given. Learning to spell requires specific skills so the children will be asked to practise these and learn spelling rules and associated words.

As part of our efforts to raise attainment, mathematics homework will also be given. This may include reinforcement or problem solving activities.

To ensure that parents are aware of the homework being set, each child is issued with a homework diary. We also ask that completed work is signed by a parent or other responsible adult.

A copy of the school’s homework policy is available on request.

Shawhead Primary School


Telephone: 01387 730240

Head Teacher – Mrs. Karen Little
Present roll: 40
Number of classes: 2

Local Authority

Dumfries and Galloway Council Council Offices
English Street

Telephone: 03 03 3333000

Director Children, Young People and Lifelong Learning

Colin Grant
30 Edinburgh Road

Telephone: 03 03 333 3000