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When do you stop for Christmas?

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Euphemia Fri 12-Dec-14 20:21:23

Just curious to see if other areas are as bad as mine ...!

Date and time, please?

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Next Friday. Don't know what time yet.

Hulababy Fri 12-Dec-14 20:27:57

Mine: Sheffield state primary = Friday 19th. 3:20pm (normal finishing time)
DD: independent secondary - Tuesday 16th 2:30pm

stillenacht1 Fri 12-Dec-14 21:55:56

Me and DH next Friday
DS1 today
DS2 next Thur

pasbeaucoupdegendarme Fri 12-Dec-14 22:04:16

1.30pm next Friday (19th).

DontGotoRoehamptonUniversity Fri 12-Dec-14 23:13:00

Remus when do they tell you what time? Surely parents need to plan for when DCs leave school...?

Haushinka Fri 12-Dec-14 23:22:05

Next Friday, normal time 3.15

motleymop Fri 12-Dec-14 23:29:10

Christmas Eve at 4pm. Yup, I work for a miserable sod.

motleymop Fri 12-Dec-14 23:30:37

Oh, I'm sorry - I didn't realise this was a teachers only thread! Scrub round that message...

Dragonlette Fri 12-Dec-14 23:31:28

Next Thursday (18th) at 3:30 (normal time). That's me in a secondary, dd1 in a different secondary, and dd2 in a primary.

Haushinka Fri 12-Dec-14 23:53:20

Neither did I motley, sorry!

Spinaroo Fri 12-Dec-14 23:57:17

Tuesday 23rd- 2pm.

Spinaroo Fri 12-Dec-14 23:57:37

Sorry- 2.30pm!

RedButtonhole Sat 13-Dec-14 00:01:33

Not a teacher, but DS' school finish Tuesday 23rd at 3.15pm.

I'm glad of it, will stop him climbing the walls for a week waiting for Christmas to happen.

sockmatcher Sat 13-Dec-14 00:02:45

DD today. Private prep.
DS next Friday. State primary. Normal time I think?

LittleRedRidingHoodie Sat 13-Dec-14 07:58:29

Euphemia - you do realise it's swings and roundabouts? If you finish late you probably start back later or have a longer holiday elsewhere. Perk up.

SilentAllTheseYears Sat 13-Dec-14 08:04:47

Friday next week, and counting.

Euphemia Sat 13-Dec-14 12:35:21

We finish on Tuesday 23rd and go back on Wednesday 7th. Yes of course it's the same number of days, but it means two weeks when the pupils are out of their usual routine rather than just one (i.e. the week before Christmas, when they're hyper anyway!), and on a more serious note it extends the New Year period when more drinking, domestic violence and potential harm to children result.

Why do this? Why not just give us 22 December to 2nd January? Who benefits from the current arrangement?

simpson Sat 13-Dec-14 14:26:55

Next Friday 2.00pm ( primary) & go back 5th January (inset day).

threepiecesuite Sat 13-Dec-14 20:24:46

Next Friday. Kids go home at 1pm, then we have speeches for the 6 teachers leaving and a mince pies and coffee thing.
Bit of a non-festive atmosphere this year as we've just gone into Special Measures.

pasbeaucoupdegendarme Sat 13-Dec-14 22:17:18

Euphemia, my children (I teach a mixed y1/2 class) are on their knees. They need a longer break. As do I!

EvilTwins Sun 14-Dec-14 14:02:04

Friday 19th at 1pm. DTDs finish Friday 19th at 1.30.

noblegiraffe Sun 14-Dec-14 14:10:27

Not soon enough. Friday lunchtime. I'm going to crawl through this week on my hands and knees and hope that buying my classes chocolate will entice them to comply with the educational yet Christmassy activities I've got for them.

Nonie241419 Mon 15-Dec-14 20:50:28

Both my school and my DC's (both state primaries) finish at the normal time on Friday.

Ridingthestorm Tue 16-Dec-14 11:08:25

Friday 19th December at 3:15pm. We never finish at an earlier time. Usually our LEA are notorious for being different to nearby LEAs. We have teachers who live in a neighbouring county who often have different half terms and Easter breaks and often their six weeks and Christmas are out of sink too.

I hate the autumn term. Too much change with SLT wanting to do this and that, too much emphasis on targets etc and then the poor kids and staff have a constant 15 weeks of stess. It is too long.

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