### 33 Period week consultation Parent Council

```Uddingston Grammar School
Parent Council Meeting 26-10-10
Uddingston Grammar School
33 PERIOD WEEK CONSULTATION
Uddingston Grammar School
Why is there a need to change ?
Efficiencies – SLC have a funding shortfall of
£80 million over the next 3 years
 It offers curriculum flexibility to support CfE
 It offers parity across subjects in Upper School
 It allows schools to aim to meet their
requirement of 120 minutes of active PE
 It makes savings…..
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Uddingston Grammar School
How does it work ?
Teachers work to their McCrone contract
 Current model
30 periods * 55 minutes = 1650 minutes (PUPIL)
24 periods * 55 minutes = 1320 minutes (Teacher) with 330 minutes
preparation and correction time
McCrone Contract is 1350 minutes + 300 minutes preparation and
correction time
 New model
33 periods * 50 minutes = 1650 minutes (PUPIL)
27 periods * 50 minutes = 1350 minutes + 300 minutes for
preparation and correction
 All teacher’s work an extra 30 minutes in class – however this is
actually 3(2) periods
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Uddingston Grammar School
What does the day look like ?
We start earlier – at 8.45 am
 We have some 7 period days
 We may finish later (depends)
 We may have one or more shorter days (depends)
 We will have blocks of 3 periods before breaks
 We will have a static interval and lunchtime (may
be shorter)
 There will be 2 finishing times – stakeholders
contracts
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Uddingston Grammar School
What do we get to decide ?
Registration – means 32 periods
 Day period splits eg 3,2,2; 2,3,2 etc
 Length of lunchtime – currently 50 minutes
 Which days are long days and which are short
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Uddingston Grammar School
What types of model already exist ?
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33 periods = 7,7,7,7,5;
7,7,6,7,6 or combinations
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32 (Reg) periods = 7,7,6,6,6 or combinations
Uddingston Grammar School
The Staff View
Proposed model – 32 teaching periods +
registration
 8.45 am start daily with Registration
 Two 7 period days – Monday and Tuesday
finishing at 3.45 pm
 Three 6 period days – Wednesday – Friday
finishing at 2.55 pm
 A 45 minute lunchtime
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Uddingston Grammar School
What Would This Look Like ?
DAY
REG
PERIOD PERIOD PERIOD PERIOD PERIOD PERIOD PERIOD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
MONDAY
8.45 –
8.55
8.559.35
9.4510.35
10.5011.40
11.4012.30
12.30 –
1.20
2.052.55
2.553.45
TUESDAY
8.45 –
8.55
8.559.35
9.4510.35
10.5011.40
11.4012.30
12.30 –
1.20
2.052.55
2.553.45
WEDNESDAY 8.45 –
8.55
8.559.35
9.4510.35
10.5011.40
11.4012.30
12.30 –
1.20
2.052.55
THURSDAY
8.45 –
8.55
8.559.35
9.4510.35
10.5011.40
11.4012.30
12.30 –
1.20
2.052.55
FRIDAY
8.45 –
8.55
8.559.35
9.4510.35
10.5011.40
11.4012.30
12.30 –
1.20
2.052.55
Lunchtime is late – at 1.20 pm. I am negotiating to move it to 12.30 on the shorter
days. This would mean a 2,2,2 split on these days, with a 2,3,2 on the longer
days.
Uddingston Grammar School
The Pupil View
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Wide variety of responses – but below are the MOST common
Long Days – Monday (84%) and Tuesday(38%) /Wednesday (35%)
Registration at the start of the day (91%)
Lunchtime 45 mins (62%)
3 period teaching block in the morning (94%)
Extra periods – Technical (45%); Music (26%); ICT (25%); Art (20%);
Drama (18%); PE (15%) Social Subjects (15%)
In favour of the proposed model (87%)
Other common comments – longer lunchtimes and shorter days;
start later and finish earlier; free periods; study periods; double
periods for some subjects
Uddingston Grammar School
The Parental View – To Date
In favour of the proposed 32 + 1 model
 Registration at the start of the day
 Extra periods in English; Maths; Skills based
subjects; Extra PE
 Long wait until lunchtime in the models
 Long days – Monday / Tuesday
 Short days as close to 3 pm as possible
 Trust the school to do the best for the pupils
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Uddingston Grammar School
What happens now?
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We agree the best format for UGS
This is submitted for final approval by SLC
We continue to negotiate lunchtimes for the shorter
days - may be able to make lunchtime 50 minutes on
these days
SLC’s fallback is a 33 period 7,7,7,6,6 model
We inform ALL parents / pupils / P7 parents of the final
outcome
We begin to plan the new curriculum – 2/3 extra periods
per pupil
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