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Consultation with parents/carers on the structure of the secondary school week

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.