Teachers split on holiday re-think

Teacher opinion is split over whether a shorter summer break would benefit children’s education, according to Brighouse-based recruitment agency Provide Education.

The agency conducted a snap survey to ask teachers it works with what they think about proposals being mooted to shorten the traditional six week holiday.

Fifty-four per cent said reducing the length of the summer break would do nothing to benefit children’s education.

The Government is considering suggestions for a review of the way the academic year is organised. No formal legislation has been proposed as yet.