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Changing the school day

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by nunncoal, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Can someone tell me what notice a Head needs to give to parents, children and staff if there is a plan to lengthen the school day?

    Our school has recently become an academy and the plan is to end fifteen minutes later. This will have a major impact on many of our students who collect siblings from other schools. Additionally it will impact upon childcare for many staff.
    Our head seems determined to press on regardless.[​IMG]

    I would be enormously grateful for any comments and or advice you may have - thank you
  2. DaisysLot

    DaisysLot Senior commenter

    For teachers such a move could be considered better use of your 'directed time' and as academies do not have to adhere to the STPCD even if that did exceed the 1265 hours a year that is the accepted norm in the STPCD they would not have to bow to it.

    For parents I think the notice period is a term, but am sure someone else will correct me if not right.
  3. frustum

    frustum Star commenter

    I'm not sure there doesn't have to be "consultation" rather than a "notice period" for parents.
    Maybe the heads of the primaries would like to make some form of representation to your head: they're probably going to be significantly affected.
  4. Try asking on the Headteacher's forum.
    (As a matter of principal, I dislike Heads, but some of them on here can be very reasonable)

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