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Thursday, 10 February 2011

Is it time to change the school year?

When we launched our "100 ideas for 100 days" venture last month we didn't think that the inaugural idea would create such a fuss.

And yet after our Policy Director mentioned it on Newsnight Scotland (17:23 in) we have been inundated with emails from angry teachers. I'll skip the sometimes unsavoury language/tone and simply offer a series of links for you to make up your own mind:

1. GMS piece, 9/2 - 3min:24sec in and 1hr:19 sec in.

2. Coverage in today's Scotsman.

3. Debate piece in today's Scotsman.

4. Further coverage in today's Daily Express.

3 comments:

  1. The 'think tank' might want to investigate the purpose of in-service days before they make sweeping statements regarding the organisation of them. Would the 'think tank' suggest that factories hold their production meetings annually or that businesses review their progress every July? I don't think so!

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  2. "Think Tank". Who are you? How much research did you do to come up with your ideas?

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  3. IF TEACHERS DO ALL THEIR TRAINING IN ONE 5 DAY BLOCK WHICH WOULD MAKE SENSE AND GET IT OUT OF THE WAY,SURELY CHILDREN WILL THEN HAVE TO SPEND AN EXTRA WEEK AT SCHOOL EG. 195 DAYS,WOULD THIS BE LEGAL AND HOW WOULD IT SAVE MONEY BECAUSE THE SCHOOL WILL BE OPEN FOR AN EXTRA WEEK.WHY NOT HAVE FOUR TERMS OF TEN WEEKS WITH THREE WEEKS HOLIDAYS IN BETWEEN TERMS.WOULD BE FAR MORE BENEFICIAL FOR CHILDRENS EDUCATION....WHOOPS SILLY ME WHO CARES ABOUT THE CHILDREN.

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