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.
A spokeswoman for the local authority said: “Highland Council has a devolved school management system in our schools.
“The authority does not have a Highland-wide ‘no homework’ policy in place – this is something that Inverlochy Primary School is trialling in their school.”
‘Independent learning’
Scotland’s biggest teachers’ union, the EIS, said the move at Inverlochy added to a long-running discussion on the setting of homework.
A spokesperson said: …
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