After many years, the principal of the school has decided to change things, and has put in an extra INSET day (without lengthening the school term), and has started an extra 3 half days per term, where the students sign in for the afternoon session, but are then sent home. It is an academy. Do the rules on the number of days teaching apply to academies? And as a governor at the school, is it my problem if the SMT are not providing it? As a parent of three children at the school, I am somewhat unhappy, and, as a governor, I am concerned about the extra INSET day and wonder whether it could cause us problems if it goes ahead?