Letter: Homework truths

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The Independent Culture
Sir: Your report on Ofsted's study of homework suggests that we think homework might be a waste of time. This is nonsense.

We recognise that homework which is set for the sake of it or which is never marked helps nobody.

That said, we believe that schools which do not set homework are disadvantaging their children and we fully support ministers' guidelines on the amount of homework pupils should be set.

CHRIS WOODHEAD

HM Chief Inspector of Schools

Office for Standards in Education

London WC2

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