A school in the Highlands has stopped setting homework for its 175 pupils.
The decision was taken at Highland Council-run Inverlochy Primary in Fort William after the children and their parents voted to scrap it.
About 80% of pupils and more than 60% of their parents voted in favour of an end to homework.
Instead of homework, the children will be encouraged to read books and comics that interest them and to play.
Highland Council allows head teachers, staff and parents to make decisions on the running of schools.
I’m sure some schools will follow this lead – and what a great idea, at least for most kids. However, this won’t suit all children, but I believe that there are other issues that need to be considered, especially the responsibility of parents on how to fill ‘the gap’ in time.