Should the axe fall on six-week break?

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A teaching union is considering plans to scrap the long school summer break in favour of a series of shorter holidays spread over a 12-month period.

Russell Hobby, leader of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), questioned whether the current 13-week term structure was healthy for staff, arguing changing it could reduce stress and cut holiday prices for families.

On Facebook, Shaun Jones said: “Make it even harder for families to have a holiday together. Yeah, great idea.”


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