Proposals to Change the Secondary School Week
Following Angus Council’s decision on 10 December 2015 to request further consultation on the proposed changes to the secondary school week, we are now carrying out an electronic survey to find out the views of young people, secondary school staff, parents and carers on this important issue. The survey will open on 11 February 2016 and close at midnight on 18 March 2016.
Rationale for Changing the Secondary School Week Structure
• To provide greater flexibility in the curriculum
• To remain efficient and encompass this flexibility
• To give more time for learning in subjects
The proposals aim to introduce a 33 period week to all Angus secondary schools from August 2017. Each period would last 50 minutes. The school week could then be organised in one of two ways:
Option A – three days and two days. This model organises the week so there would be two different finishing times used during the week.
Option B – four long days and one short day. This model organises the week so that there would be no classes on a Friday afternoon.
Further detailed information regarding the different models being considered can be found on the attached documents. (Documents open in a new window).
• School week information leaflet (700 KB PDF)
• Changes to the school week – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (220 KB PDF)
Clicking on the link below will take you straight to the Survey Monkey where you can take part in the survey regarding this topic.
Please click on the link below to access the above information.
Arbroath & Carnoustie Parent Council – AGMS 2013
Please click on the link below to access these minutes
Forfar Academy Parent Council Minutes – 12 06 13
Please click on the link below to access the minutes referred to above.
Carnoustie High – Parent Council Minute 25 April 2013
Please click on the link below to access Arbroath High School Blog
Please click on the links below to access minutes for the previous parent council meeting and agenda for 12 June 2013
Forfar Academy Parent Council Minute 20 3 13
Forfar Academy PC Agenda 12 6 13
Please click on the link below to view the agenda and minutes of the previous meeting.
Forfar Academy PC Agenda 20 3 13
Forfar Academy – Parent Council Minute 6 2 13