Homework at Notre Dame as an essential part of the teaching and learning process. Your child will be given a variety of homework tasks from different subjects along with deadlines, which they must write down in the journal and note when completed. If children do their homework on the night it is set and don't let it build up they won't find the workload demanding. If they do it as soon as they get home they won't have it hanging over them for the evening and it will get completed much faster if not done when they are tired. Year 7 students find secondary school exhausting at first and they will need early nights so the homework needs to be done while fresh. The organisation of the journal and the checking and signing of the journal by parents and guardians and the form tutor on a weekly basis is a really important factor impacting on the quality of learning and progress. If, for whatever reason, a child is unable to do a piece of homework parents should write a note to the teacher in the journal.