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Timing of School Day - Consultation Results

As many of you are aware we carried out an extensive consultation on the timing of our school day. The consultation ran from February until June and involved pupils, staff and parents.

There were a number of reasons behind the consultation which included;


·  Length of lunchtimes

·  Ability to travel home safely in the winter

·  Easier alignment of timetables with other Midlothian schools

·  Ability of staff to attend professional learning events in Midlothian 

 (in the main these  start at 4pm making it problematic for  Beeslack staff to attend)

·  More time for extra-curricular activities at the end of the day


The result of the consultation  indicated  70%  overall support for the proposal to start the school day at 8.30am  with 50 minutes for lunch and finishing the school day at 3.35pm. 

However, given the timescale and the proximity to the end of term we have taken the decision to delay the implementation of the changes until Session 2018-19. This will allow parents, pupils and staff a year to plan and put in place necessary arrangements for travel.

The timings for session 2017-18 and Session 2018-19 are attached below.

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