By Jordan Hooks
Plans have been proposed to cut Christmas holidays to one-and-a-half weeks while giving students an extra week off in the summer. This would extend the summer break to last seven weeks.
An exact reason for the holiday calendar changes is unclear and has only been cited from an education source as “calendar reasons.”
The proposed changes have created quite a stir, especially for working parents.
For working parents, extra-long summers creates problems finding additional support because they have already arranged childcare for a set amount of time over the summer breaks.
Tory education chief Cllr Jason Rust said: “I’m surprised they would be looking to shorten the Christmas holiday as an additional week to the summer break could create further issues for working parents and employers.”
The consultation period will run until March 28.