The gift of time
At least eight INSET Days, including
three dedicated planning days, per year
From September 2017, every academy within the Group will start each term with a dedicated 'planning day' where the school is closed to pupils and teachers will be able to prepare for the term ahead. To allow this to happen, all our academies will have at least eight INSET days per year from next academic year onwards.
These extra INSET days provide valuable support to staff and make a contribution to improving working life at a time when reforms to curriculum, exams and testing (amongst other things) are creating significant demands. Additionally, we hope that creating this additional time to prepare will be good our colleagues' health and wellbeing, as well as, by giving you more preparation time before the pressures of the term begin, they will be beneficial for teaching and therefore for the education children receive.