The Government have proposed changes to school term times which will allow local-authority schools to cut holidays and introduce longer terms for pupils.
We asked ITV News viewers their thoughts on the proposals on our Facebook page:
– Kerry Long
No, leave the holidays as they are, the summer holidays of 6 weeks have worked fine for decades!
– Sue Harrowell
Longer terms are needed. Yes teachers have a stressful job but so do the nurses etc and they get a lot less. Kids get bored after a few weeks and that is when parents get stressed. Also more parents work now, so arranging child care for long periods is expensive.
– Claire Elizabeth Russell
Good in theory, but what if you have a child in one school and another in the neighbouring school... then they decide on different term dates? I do agree that holidays should be shorter, but it should be regulated!