Leveraging homework for effective learning: Exploring the benefits of spaced and interleaved practice
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About the Author
About me: Andrew is an assistant headteacher with responsibility for teaching and learning at The Reach Free School in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. This is in addition to being a Professional Development Lead at the Watford Partnership for Teacher Training, which he helped establish in 2021. He teaches religious education (RE) and sociology. Andrew has also authored Teaching Sociology Successfully (Routledge, 2017) and Homework with Impact (Routledge, 2021). In addition to these books, he has written various articles on educational issues for The Guardian, Huffpost, TES, RE Today, SecEd Magazine, Headteacher Update and EdChatUK. Andrew is a Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching.
Vision for teaching: Andrew believes that the best teachers have the ability to see the world from the perspectives of their students, their colleagues and the wider community. Therefore, he believes that teachers should engage with the philosophy and sociology of education in addition to the scientific underpinnings of evidence-informed practice.