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Letter: Homework: last straw for pupils

Sir: Tony Blair wishes to see a half-hour of compulsory homework for primary-aged children. For a class of 30 this represents 15 hours of homework that has to be set and marked by the class teacher each day. Secondary schools have long since recognised the demands of marking and homework preparation on non-contact time away from the classroom. When does he suggest primary school teachers find the time to do this?



Goodrich Primary School

London SE22