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:
- Feedback from parents has indicated that they believe the school day is too long, especially in the winter months, when it gets dark early.
- 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.
- As I am sure you are aware, schools nationally are experiencing reduced funding, so a move to a shorter day is more economically viable.
- 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|
|Period||Times of the day - Friday|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org