A Fixed Spring Break

The process of looking into a fixed spring break started nearly two (Nov 2010) years ago. The idea is to have this holiday in the first two weeks of April. I first thought it would be a relative simple process, but it is not. Click HERE on previous blogs.

To be clear this change would not have any effect on the religious side of Easter either, as both Good Friday and Easter Monday are statutory holidays. Part of the consultation process included the Church of England and Catholic dioceses who have a good many church-run schools in Cornwall are supportive of the change.

Now, at the recent scrutiny meeting of the children’s committee, Councillors discussed either to recommend to Cabinet a fixed spring break, or leave the (moving) holiday as it is.   This will now go to the Cabinet for final approval and implement the recommendations.

However, there is no rush for Cabinet to decide as the earliest this could be implemented is 2019. Yes, I said 2019 and it is not a typo!

That would be nine years from start to finish to change a holiday……


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