Newham pupils use new online homework tool to help their studies

13:50 31 January 2014

(first row left to right) Kai Dadulla, Pierre Iyeli, Tolu Jolugbo, (second row left to right) Joshua Estanislao, Gerald Koh, Stephen Argallon, Dipto Sarkar
(boy at the back) Ojasvi Dayalla

(first row left to right) Kai Dadulla, Pierre Iyeli, Tolu Jolugbo, (second row left to right) Joshua Estanislao, Gerald Koh, Stephen Argallon, Dipto Sarkar (boy at the back) Ojasvi Dayalla


Pupils in Newham schools are using a new homework website set up by an east Londoner to help them with their studies. St. Bonaventure’s Catholic Comprehensive School in Forest Gate is one of 300 schools in the country using Show My Homework to organise their work.

Abiola Olamousi at St Bonnaventure's School using Show My HomeworkAbiola Olamousi at St Bonnaventure's School using Show My Homework

Naimish Gohil, 31, founder of the site and a former assistant headteacher, set out to create an innovative web-based homework calendar that displays exact homework descriptions and deadlines written and posted by teachers.

Mr Gohil, who went to school at Brampton Manor School in Roman Road, founded the web-based homework calendar in 2011, for which schools pay a subscription fee, and which includes accounts linked to teachers, students, parents and classes.

Vivienne Qurrey, deputy headteacher of St Bonaventure’s, said: “It’s a simple and effective homework setting tool. Once seen, forever used.

“It helps me keep track of what I have set my students, and I like the idea that parents can always check what their child has been set.”

Mr Gohil said: “Parental involvement is lacking from home-learning and kids just don’t do enough of it.

“This simple system takes out all the leg work.”

He added, “It’s a great opportunity for parents to engage and be kept in the loop with their child’s learning - knowing exactly how much homework is being set is not easy to monitor, not for parents or teachers.”

Mr Gohil plans to launch a Show My Homework app for mobile devices.

For more information visit


Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 17:50
Is this your dog? Ralph was found by Canning Town North police officers on West Ham Lane

A lost dog is looking for his owner – could that be you?

Newham Council
Yesterday, 16:45
Do you recognise this man? (Picture: British Transport Police)

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenage girl was attacked by a large group of youths in a “frightening ordeal” at West Ham station.

British Transport Police
Yesterday, 12:04
Staff at NewVIc celebrate their Ofsted report

The principal of NewVIc has said he is “delighted” the college has received a ‘good’ rating by Ofsted.

Yesterday, 11:06
Members of the Legacy Youth Voice

An innovative group of youngsters helping to shape the future of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has elected its own youth board, to help share information and ideas.

Elizabeth Olympic

Most read news


Section Boys, Big Tipper, Big Narstie, Lady Leshurr, Trapstar, and UFest street team members

We’ve got 10 pairs of tickets to give away to watch some of the country’s best and brightest urban music talent at UFest, London’s official youth festival.

Read more
MAC Makeup

MAC are renowned for their flawless, fabulous make up that is used worldwide by the stars. You too can have the chance to have the perfect makeup to suit your needs with £1,000 to spend on all the glam goodies you like!

Read more

You are never far from an Argos, wherever in the country you may be. They are like a magical cavern where whatever you need they seem to have it out the back behind the counter. So why not put them to the test with this great MyOffers competition to win £1000 to spend in-store.

Read more

Digital Edition

Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder