UK school becomes first to ban homework - should Scunthorpe schools do the same?
A school in the UK has become the first to ban homework in favour of allocating more time to plan lessons.
Philip Morant School and College in Colchester, Essex, has banned homework as there are not enough hours in the day for the teachers to complete all their work.
Principal Catherine Hutley said the move would allow her staff to plan more 'precise' lessons.
Ms Hutley said: "The job of a teacher is impossible.
"We have the most dedicated and committed staff you could possibly ask for.
"They are working every hour God sends but planning lessons can fall by the wayside.... read more
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