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To think we should do away entirely with school holidays?

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SkaPunkPrincess Mon 28-May-18 11:14:28

Just musing and wondering why we don't just do away with them entirely?

Run schools like a regular workplace in that they operate 52 weeks of the year, Teachers and students to get 4 weeks allocated holiday allowance per year and parents can use this at their discretion. Staff would be able to be more flexible and they would have more time in the year to teach children at a more realistic pace?

Am I missing why this isn't a genius idea?

Jux Fri 01-Jun-18 17:38:49

I think teachers should be paid more. A great deal more. It should be a job which brings among the highest pay in the country and carries status to match.

I think terms should be shorter.

LimboLuna Fri 01-Jun-18 17:47:19

I think it will happen to keep people working. But I don’t think it’s a good thing. There’s so much more to life then English and maths. By the end of term I start to get worried somethings wrong with mine but they are just exhausted and need the rest.

LilQueenie Fri 01-Jun-18 17:56:36

not much different from victorian workhouses. Kids need time away from learning to do what kids do. Learn through play.

Jux Fri 01-Jun-18 18:28:12

Well rounded individuals. That's what school was supposed to be about, and may have been. It was only a part of the shaping of a child to be a functioning adult who benefit society. There have always been those that don't quite do that but on the whole it worked pretty well.

Now, everything seems to be about school. Children are being stressed beyong imagining by SATs as early as 7 years old, just to hit ridic,ulous targets set by the government. Joy was removed from learning a long time ago.

We should be encouraging our children to explore, have fun, experiment, and learn along the way. Then school would be a joy to attend and 52 weeks a year would be less like a prison camp and more realistic.

Losing the long school holidays is happening already. When I was a child we had 9weeksin the summer, and without it I'd be dead. No doubt. I would have killed myself before I even got to Y6 if I hadn't had that length od downtime away from school, and we weren't stressed to buggery as a matter of course like they are today. Just watch the child suicide rate rise as the school holidays get shorter.

Still, I suppose we areover-populated.

BoneyBackJefferson Fri 01-Jun-18 19:35:10

Michael Rosen

First they said they needed data
about the children
to find out what they’re learning.
Then they said they needed data
about the children
to make sure they are learning.
Then the children only learnt
what could be turned into data.
Then the children became data.

jwpetal Sun 03-Jun-18 11:18:57

We love our summer holidays. We are a multi national family and this is when we see our extended family. My children get to use different languages, get unconditional love from their family and experience a different culture. Even in years that we are here, we are travelling and doing things. After the summer holidays, my kids have grown in confidence and are so much happier. Don't take that away from us. It only saddens me that people want to take this away from families.

PollyMycroft Sun 03-Jun-18 21:07:18

Taxpayers wouldn't want to pay more to cover the extra teacher wages for a start!grin

sunnydaynoworking Mon 04-Jun-18 08:41:17

I suspect that people like the OP believe teachers should do this for no extra pay

echt Mon 04-Jun-18 08:58:33

The OP is not engaging in any kind of debate at all. I can't decide whether they're a Goady Fucker, or just a bit fick.

HollyGibney Mon 04-Jun-18 09:21:32

Well it's been rumbling on for a week now, maybe OP just can't be bothered any more and I can't say I blame them.

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