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Covid lockdown England: School summer holidays could be shortened, hints Gavin Williamson

Added 03-05-21 03:36:03pm EST - “Gavin Williamson said the government is looking at doing things in a 'different way' as it scrambles to help children catch up after the coronavirus lockdowns.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Gavin Williamson hints school summer holidays could be shortened”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Gavin Williamson said the government is looking at doing things in a 'different way' as it scrambles to help children catch up after the coronavirus lockdowns.

Gavin Williamson today hinted that summer holidays could be shortened permanently as part of a move to a five-term year.

The Education Secretary said the government is looking at doing things in a 'different way' as it scrambles to help children catch up after the coronavirus lockdowns.

However, headteachers cautioned against a 'knee jerk' introduction of a five-term system, which could potentially mean children having just four weeks off in the summer rather than around six.  

The suggestion of a much deeper overhaul comes days before pupils are finally due to return to classrooms in England on Monday.

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