Term Dates 2018/19

Autumn Term

Staff Development Day 1 – Monday 3rd September 2018 – school closed to children

Start: Tuesday 4th September 2018 at 8.40am

Half Term: Monday 22nd October – Friday 26th October 2018

Staff Development Day 2 – Monday 29th October 2018 – school closed to children

Start: Tuesday 30th October 2018

Term Ends: Wednesday 19th December 2018

Christmas Holiday: Thursday 20th December 2018 – Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Spring Term 

Start: Thursday 3rd January 2019

Half Term: Monday 18th February – Friday 22nd February 2019

Start: Monday 25th February 2019

Term Ends: Friday 5th April 2019

Easter Holiday:  – Monday 8th April – Monday 22nd April 2019

Summer Term

Start: Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Bank Holiday: Monday 6th May 2019

Half Term: Monday 27th May – Friday 31st May 2019

Start: Monday 3rd June 2019

Staff Development Day 3 – Friday 5th July 2019 – school closed to children

Term Ends: Friday 19th July 2019

Staff Development Day 4 – Monday 22nd July 2019 – school closed to children

Staff Development Day 5 – Tuesday 23rd July 2019 – school closed to children

Summer Holiday: Wednesday 24th July – Friday 30th August 2019

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.