“We’ve always done it that way is no reason to always do it that way”
Mark Creasy
It’s one of the biggest bones of contention in school life, dividing academics, teachers and indeed families. Every school does it yet so few seem to do it right. We are talking, of course, about homework and we are delighted that Mark Creasy’s pioneering work is helping transform it from ‘There’s the bell, finish this off at home!’ to a practice that genuinely adds value to the school experience of children, teachers and families.

Mark’s approach to homework, something we call ‘Unhomework', is as unique as his own career path. A former secondary head teacher who wanted to go back to the classroom and so retrained as a primary teacher, Mark’s work shows how you can turn the age-old concept of homework on its head and produce a whole-school approach that genuinely serves to help learners develop independence whilst at the same time building on their strengths and addressing their weaknesses.

Feedback from recent events include:

"Thank you very much for the course, I thought it was great. I will be starting to Unhomework my class this week. It fits very nicely into my area of development (culture for/of learning) and as such I will be trying to persuade the school to move in this direction"

"Just to say thank you for the fantastic, stimulating day you gave us on Monday 17th in London. I can't believe its taken me a week to get around to emailing to say thanks and to ask if you would forward me a copy of your presentation as I really loved some of those slides. I feel inspired to try a little harder to get it right and make it fun at the same time. Thanks so much for your time and hard work. I have nearly finished the book and it is a great read"
“I couldn’t help thinking that traditional homework was putting us on some sort of hamster’s wheel” - Unhomework

To read more about Mark Creasy please click here

  • Mark has been with Independent Thinking since October 2013 and is one of The 33

  • Mark's DBS number is 001451434082 issued 13th July 2014

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Events

The Big Conference at Cotgrave - 17th March 2017

There is Another Way - our Big Conference at Cotgrave, NG12 3JG takes place on 17th March 2017 and is a day for everyone passionate about raising standards, bringing out the best in their schools - and doing it the right way. Cost: £149 (plus VAT) for the first delegate and £129 (plus VAT) for further delegates from the same institution. NB: We can only accept payment by debit or credit card through online booking (just select the PayPal payment method option - you do not need to have a PayPal account). Click view below or on the event page on the right to see the full programme.

Unhomework - The Complete Guide to Improving Homework by Not Setting It

With Mark Creasy. Are you happy with your current homework policy? If not, read on...

Parent Event

For many schools, getting parents to the school for an event is something that is only beaten in difficulty by getting the right parents to school for an event. That said, the parents who do come to our Learning and Motivation for Parents Events always head home buzzing with ideas that are not only helpful in dealing with their children but also very relevant for their own careers and personal development.

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