Monday, 26 May 2008

Six week Summer Break is Impacting on Standards

The Daily Mail reports that schools should switch to five-term years to stop children losing ground over the summer. A report by the Institure for Public Policy Research claims that the six week summer break is hampering efforts to raise literacy standards. It calls for the school year to be divided into five eight week terms with a fortnight's holiday between each and four weeks off in the summer.

I actually think this makes sense. Does anyone have any thoughts?

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