It’s been the case since homework began: Teachers setting work having no clue about what work the student already has. Schedules can’t solve it, online tools can’t solve it, planners can’t solve it. The result is students getting overloaded with work, and then not performing in those tasks because of it.
The grumbles don’t just come from the students either. Parents scratch their heads when they find out (from their planner or online tool) that their child has 3 or 4 tasks due at the same time. ‘Why can’t the teachers spread it out?’ – I’ve asked my kids this a million times.
Teachers too are frustrated, because they don’t know what’s been set. They have to randomly assign work and then deal with the consequences when students couldn’t complete because they had too much on. THEY CAN'T MAKE THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE AN OUTSTANDING ONE. Teachers then feel the pressure because their students aren’t doing what they’re supposed to, and enormous time goes into rectifying it: chasing, punishing, communicating with parents, justifying to SLT etc
None of this needs to exist anymore.