Parents to be offered term-time holiday compromise

From Brighton & Hove News

Parents in Brighton and Hove are to be offered a term-time holiday compromise by the council’s schools chiefs.

They plan to group five days taken from existing holidays to create a new break in each of two school years – 2017-18 and 2018-19.

Three dates are being considered in the first year of the trial period. They are the weeks beginning

  • Monday 16 October 2017
  • Monday 20 November 2017
  • Monday 5 March 2018

The idea came from parents, with one of them, Annie Heath, presenting a petition to Brighton and Hove City Council last autumn.

She asked the council’s Children, Young People and Skills Committee to discuss with schools the potential for them to take all their inset (in-service training) days together.

She hoped that this would give families the opportunity to go on holiday in term time, making it affordable for many more families to do so.

The committee is to look at the final proposal on Monday 6 June, having ruled out grouping inset days after feedback from schools.

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