Term Dates 2017/18

Autumn Term 

Staff Development Day 1 – Monday 4th September 2017 – school closed to children

Start: Tuesday 5th September 2017 at 8.40am

Half Term: Monday 23rd October – Friday 27th October 2017

Staff Development Day 2 – Monday 30th October 2017 – school closed to children

Start: Tuesday 31st October 2017

Term Ends: Wednesday 20th December 2017

Christmas Holiday: Thursday 21st December 2017 – Wednesday 3rd January 2018

Spring Term 

Start: Thursday 4th January 2018

Half Term: Monday 12th February – Friday 16th February 2018

Start: Monday 19th February 2018

Term Ends: Thursday 29th March 2018

Easter Holiday:  – Friday 30th March – Friday 13th April 2018

Summer Term

Start: Monday 16th April 2018

Bank Holiday: Monday 7th May 2018

Half Term: Monday 28th May – Friday 1st June 2018

Start: Monday 4th June 2018

Staff Development Day 3 – Friday 6th July 2018 – school closed to children

Term Ends: Friday 20th July 2018

Staff Development Day 4 – Monday 23rd July 2018 – school closed to children

Staff Development Day 5 – Tuesday 24th July 2018 – school closed to children

Summer Holiday: Wednesday 25th July – Friday 30th August 2018

Staff Development Days

Children are in school for 190 days a year and teachers for 195 days a year. The additional five days are for staff training. These can either be whole day training sessions when the school is closed to children or Twilight Training sessions, two of which total a Staff Development day. If two Twilights are taken, staff will then have the time off when one Staff Development day has been allocated. At Great Chart we look closely at the term dates to see when we can arrange training. We are also dependent on the availability for some guest speakers and trainers as to when we can arrange our development days. As with other schools, any Twilight Training sessions are in addition to our normal weekly staff meetings.