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What should I do if I am falling behind at school?

Falling Behind At School

Carly Raby (Participation Manager) gives expert video advice on: What should I do if I am falling behind at school? and more...

What should I do if I am falling behind at school?

If you're falling behind at school, the most important thing to do is to speak to someone about it, quickly, and see if they can help you with your workload. When you're falling behind, they may be able to rid you of some of the work they have given you for the moment and help you with any other difficulties that you might be having in life.

I'm struggling to keep up with my homework - what can I do?

If you're struggling to keep up with your homework, the most important thing to do is to speak to someone about it quickly so it doesn't build up and up and up and you feel really overwhelmed. So the most important thing to do is speak to a teacher, speak to your parents, and really say the amount of work you're being given is too much for you at the moment. See if they can help you maybe do some of it in school or maybe reduce the amount that you're being given, so that you're coping better with the amount you have to do in your own time.

What is a homework club?

A homework club is something that lots of schools do differently. Some play centres and youth centres do homework clubs, and it's basically a space where you can sit with friends and possibly a teacher or someone to support you to really get on with your homework in a quiet space, with the support that you might need. It's also to make sure you've got that time to really get through everything you might need to get through for the next day.

Who runs a homework club?

I think homework clubs can be run by lots of different people. It definitely depends on where you live and what facilities they run. A lot of schools run homework clubs with teachers or teaching assistants, play centres with play workers, youth centres with youth workers running them, and some homework clubs are run by parents themselves or older young people who want to help to give some support to other young people. Who runs a homework club sort of depends on where you live.