Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Children and Young People's Services
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
To approve the school term and holiday dates
for community, voluntary controlled, community special schools and
maintained nursery schools for 2019/20, as set out in the calendar
identified at Appendix 1 to the report.
PLEASE NOTE This decision was originally
published on or near the date of the decision and so call in no
longer applies. It has been re-published as part of the change in
committee management system that we use.
School employers are required to set the term dates of their school year. Employers are: the local authority in community, voluntary controlled and community special schools and maintained nursery schools; the governing body in foundation and voluntary aided schools; the academy trust in academies and Free Schools. The Education (School Day and School Year) (England) regulations 1991 require all maintained school to educate their pupils for at least 380 sessions (190) days in each school year. These regulations do not apply to academies and Free Schools; the academy trust is responsible for deciding the length of the school year but it is hoped that for consistency across North Yorkshire all schools will adopt the recommended term dates. In addition to these teaching days each school has five professional development (PD) days for teaching staff. As in previous years the Authority has proposed three of these days. The remaining two days will be identified by each school from the calendar.
A consultation to determine a school calendar for 2019/20 was launched on 1 February 2018 and closed on 28 February 2018. All maintained schools and academies, teachers’ associations, trade unions and 26 other local authorities across Yorkshire and the North East were consulted. The proposed calendar is broadly in line with proposals from our neighbouring LAs in which the majority of cross border pupils reside.
Publication date: 27/04/2021
Date of decision: 27/03/2018