We believe in the value of homework. We also believe that homework should be purposeful and reinforce classroom learning. Students need to take responsibility for their homework and ensure that they have all the correct information in order for them to complete the homework that has been set on time. Our ‘principles of homework’ are set out here:

Developing Learning Habits 

Develop organisational skills

Engage with Show My Homework

Embedding routines

Promote independence

Develop time-management

Assessment preparation

Develop study skills

Using the Knowledge Organiser 


Retaining information

Consolidation of knowledge 

Developing recall as a foundation for meaningful learning

COLD & HOT Questions from the knowledge Organiser

Deepen Learning


Show My Homework (SMHW)

All Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School students are provided with a Show My Homework (SMHW) account. Parents/carers also have an account that they can access online to monitor the homework that is being set for and completed by their child(ren).

All Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School teachers set homework using SMHW. This is then accessible by students and parents/carers either via the app that can be downloaded or by logging on via an internet connection.

Once students have logged on for the first time using their PIN, they will be able to log on using their school user name and password which is set up to help students manage their Office 365 Account.

Parents/Carers of new Year 7 students will receive their PIN information during the first week of their child being at Sir Thomas Boteler. All Year 7 students will be provided with an opportunity to log-in to their SMHW account during the first fortnight at school as part of their Computing lessons.

If you have any difficulties accessing Show My Homework, please contact Deputy Headteacher Mr C Kinsey by emailing ckinsey@boteler@org.uk. 

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