Homework is an accepted part of school life for secondary students but is it necessary for primary school kids?
Target Road School principal Helen Varney has a short answer to this - no.
Even when your child is learning to read it's more useful to talk to your child about the story than go through the book with them word-by-word, she says.
So what are kids better off doing after school, then?
In this video Varney talks about why traditional approaches to homework for under-11's don't work, what kids are better off doing after school, and how parents can help their kids connect what they're learning at school with everyday life.