EARLY CLOSURE

EARLY CLOSURE NOTICE: OPEN EVENING

24 SEPTEMBER 2018

Please be aware that the school will be closing at 12:30 midday on Monday 24th September due to Open Evening.

 

NEWS: Change to School Day 2018/19

 

This is an alert to notify you of Ms. Downey's intention to change the school day.

 

At the moment students have a nine period day on a Monday, finishing at 4.00pm.  Ms. Downey is proposing that this changes to an eight period day so that school will finish at 3.20pm. 

This is being considered for the following reasons:

 

  1. Feedback from parents has indicated that they believe the school day is too long, especially in the winter months, when it gets dark early.
  2. Staff also have fed back that they find the teaching day long and in this current climate of teacher shortages, staff wellbeing is a priority.  
  3. As I am sure you are aware, schools nationally are experiencing reduced funding, so a move to a shorter day is more economically viable.
  4. A shorter teaching day would provide us with increased opportunities to provide extra-curricular clubs and interventions.

 

In summary the school day will be as follows:

 

Period Times of the day – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Tutor 8.30-8.50am
1 8.50-9.30am
2 9.30-10.10am
3 10.10-10.50am
  Break
4 11.10-11.50am
5 11.50-12.30pm
6 12.30-1.10pm
  Lunch
7 1.50-2.30pm
8 2.30-3.10pm
Tutor 3.10-3.20pm
 

 

Cont…

Period Times of the day - Friday
Tutor 8.30-8.50am
1 8.50-9.30am
2 9.30-10.10am
  Break
3 10.30-11.10am
4 11.10-11.50am
5 11.50-12.30pm
  Lunch
6 1.10-1.50pm
7 1.50-2.30pm
 

The implementation of this will be September 2018.

 

If you wish to offer any feedback on this change please contact the Principal's PA, Julie Rickard at j.rickard@arkputneyacademy.org