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Schools: Longer school days, shorter summer holidays, and five-term years all under review

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The Government is considering longer school days, shorter summer holidays, and five-term years which are all currently under review to help school children catch up.

The education secretary has confirmed that they are considering a “whole range of different”” proposals to help children catch up on lost learning.

These include longer school days, shorter summer holidays and a five-term years which are all currently being considered to enable students who have lost learning to catch up.

Gavin Williamson the education minister spoke to the Sky News Sophy Ridge on Sunday programme and said the government is looking at a whole range of different proposals to support children.

“We’re looking at holidays, we’re looking at lengthening the school day, we’re looking at a whole range of measures,” he said.

“enhancing the support we give to teachers, supporting them in their professional development, making sure they can be the very best of themselves”.

Any changes made to the education system will be evidence-based and would look at which changes would have the biggest positive impact on children’s lives.

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Trevor Sherwood
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