Term Dates 2020/21

Autumn Term

Staff Development Day 1 – Tuesday 1st September 2020 – school closed to children

Start: Wednesday 2nd September 2020 at 8.40am

Term ends Friday 23rd October 2020

Half Term: Monday 26th October – Friday 30th October 2020

Start: Monday 2nd November 2020

Term Ends: Friday 18th December 2020

Christmas Holiday: Monday 21st December – Friday 1st January 2021

Spring Term 

Start: Monday 4thJanuary 2021

Term ends Friday 12th February 2021

Half Term: Monday 15th February – Friday 19th February 2021

Start: Monday 22nd February 2021

Term Ends: Thursday 1st April 2021

Easter Holiday:  – Friday 2nd April – Friday 16th April 2021

Summer Term

Start: Monday 19th April 2021

Bank Holiday: Monday 3rd May 2021

Term ends Friday 28th May 2021

Half Term: Monday 31st May – Friday 4th June 2021

Start: Monday 7tht June 2021

Staff Development Day 2 – Friday 2nd July 2021 – school closed to children

Term 6 Ends: Friday 16th July 2021

Staff Development Day 3 – Monday 19th July 2021 – school closed to children

Staff Development Day 4 – Tuesday 20th July 2021 – school closed to children

Staff Development Day 5 – Wednesday 21st July 2021 – school closed to children

Summer Holiday: Thursday 22nd July – Tuesday 31st August 2021

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.