Union: Free school pupils were 'taught nothing' for a term

Pupils at a free school which was closed down amid concerns about standards had been "taught nothing", the National Association of Head Teachers leader is claiming. The NAHT also suggested the six-week summer school break should be cut down.

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'Cut six-week school holidays,' headteachers suggest

The six-week school summer break should be scrapped in favour of spreading holidays more evenly throughout the year, headteachers have suggested.

The traditional six-week school summer break should be cut to stop teacher exhaustion and reduce holiday prices, heads are suggesting. Credit: PA

The move is being considered by the NAHT (National Association of Head Teachers) in a bid to reduce the cost of holidays during August and prevent teachers from being exhausted at the end of term.

The union is considering the proposal as part of a new education manifesto it is drawing up at its annual conference this weekend ahead of next year's general election.

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