Jump to content
House Price Crash Forum

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

interestrateripoff

Schools finishing early on Fridays

Recommended Posts

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4644358/Primary-school-plans-finish-LUNCHTIME-Fridays.html

Parents are furious as primary school announces plans to finish at LUNCHTIME on Fridays 'because of funding cuts'

  • Parents furious after Leicestershire school proposes ending Friday's early
  • Danemill Primary wants to send pupils home at lunchtime from October

We've just had a letter from our childrens school informing us that from Sept the school will be shut from Friday afternoon from Sept, although that's because they are lengthening the day Mon-Thur and teachers can have Friday afternoon for training and personal development.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like a good thing to me. School holidays should also return to the original length.

I used to have 10 weeks + in the summer, 4 full weeks in Christmas and over Easter.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 minutes ago, Errol said:

Sounds like a good thing to me. School holidays should also return to the original length.

I used to have 10 weeks + in the summer, 4 full weeks in Christmas and over Easter.

Only students I know who get ten weeks are in private school. Who let you out early..._

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
27 minutes ago, Errol said:

Sounds like a good thing to me. School holidays should also return to the original length.

I used to have 10 weeks + in the summer, 4 full weeks in Christmas and over Easter.

When was that?

My secondary had that but only because it was also a boarding school (I lived 6miles away so didn't board) and we had to go to school on Saturday (1h in ******ing chapel unless you could slip by and toss it off somewhere) and officially school finished at 5:30... 'sports' or other activities from 4-5. :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
29 minutes ago, Austin Allegro said:

I wonder why they can't do 'training and personal development' on, say, a Tuesday morning? 

Or during the ample holidays?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
57 minutes ago, Northern Welsh Midlander said:

Or during the ample holidays?

Or on the training days when they close the school and the kids get an extra day off every now and then

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, Northern Welsh Midlander said:

When was that?

My secondary had that but only because it was also a boarding school (I lived 6miles away so didn't board) and we had to go to school on Saturday (1h in ******ing chapel unless you could slip by and toss it off somewhere) and officially school finished at 5:30... 'sports' or other activities from 4-5. :(

Do you mean by that what I think you mean?!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It remains something I find astonishing that schools can just decide to do things like this without any central body stepping in and saying 'you can't just ****** about with parent's work timetable like this -- if you want to do this then you've got to get it passed at a high level'.

As far as I can tell, schools behave as though they take a delight in messing people up.  Not just believing themselves to be superior to others, but being psychotic enough to make sure the others know it.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Friday is a special day; the congregational prayer performed on this day holds special significance in the life of a Muslim."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • The Prime Minister stated that there were three Brexit options available to the UK:   103 members have voted

    1. 1. Which of the Prime Minister's options would you choose?


      • Leave with the negotiated deal
      • Remain
      • Leave with no deal

    Please sign in or register to vote in this poll. View topic


×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.