18 April 2016
In session 2016/17 we are moving to a 33 period week. This will start from the change of timetable on 7 June 2016.
We have presented information about the changes at all the recent Parent Contact sessions but I am aware that not everyone has been able to attend these.
What do the changes mean?
- How do you get 33 periods?
All periods are now 50 minutes long. We used to have some at 55 minutes and some at 50 minutes.
- Is the teaching time less?
Teacher contact time will be exactly the same and class teaching time will be increased by 50 minutes.
- How do you get the extra 50 minutes?
There will be no registration period. Registration will be done by class teachers every period.
- What’s happening on Fridays?
Monday to Thursday will be 7 period days and Fridays will be 5 periods. School will close at 13:10 on Friday.
- What about bus pupils on a Friday?
There will be an earlier bus on Fridays.
- What about lunch on Friday?
All pupils entitled to Free School Meals will still get a lunch provided on Fridays. There will be grab and go options available for all pupils including those who get buses.
- What about childcare on Fridays?
There will be a programme of activities at the Leisure Centre and at Joss Street Hall which will develop to meet pupil demand.
- What about other schools?
The move to a 33 period week is to be put in place in all Highland Secondary schools by session 2017/18. We are moving this year as it will allow us to make improvements to our curriculum more quickly.
If you have any questions or concerns please get in touch.