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    Angry School changes all staff and student timetables for 2 weeks

    It an absoultely disgrace that the school i am at has decided to change the timetables for both staff and student for two weeks, without even notifying the staff in the first place that this was going to happen. Now staff will have to spend there holidays replanning lessons. Student have also started petition to try and stop this however i dowt this will have any effect on getting senior managment to stop the new 2 week timetable from being implemented.

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    I dont quite understand this, are they changing to a two week timetable (i.e A and B weeks) or are they just changing the timetable for a two week period, if it is the latter I can't belive that they teaching unions havnt had something to say about this, if its the former it wont have a huge impact as the lessons planned will simply be used at different times, I accept that there may be a bit more work to do for the first week but it will be payed off in the second week

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    What's meant to be the advantage of a 2 week timetable? Feedback I have had from student daughters say they hate it - it's particularly disruptive to autistic children as well. Just can't see why some schools have gone this route?

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    I guess the idea behind it is to ensure every subject has the correct amount of time.

    For example giving Ict might need 3 lessons over a 2 week period but 4 is too many. 2 week timetable allows that finer control and flexabilty.this would prevent ict loosing or gaining too much time.

    Btw our school had been doing a 2 week timetable for 15years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speckytecky View Post
    What's meant to be the advantage of a 2 week timetable? Feedback I have had from student daughters say they hate it - it's particularly disruptive to autistic children as well. Just can't see why some schools have gone this route?
    We have gone this route. We are a spilt site schools is all got to do with positioning of staff.

    @adder1230 why have they changed it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaz350 View Post
    Btw our school had been doing a 2 week timetable for 15years.
    AFAIK, all the senior schools around here run a 2 week timetable, and most of my friends children in other areas have the same at their schools. It is indeed due to the subject time issue according to the AH who does the timetabling at our local high school

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    AFAIK it's down to the kids having to do a lot of subjects and a certain amount of hours in each one. I don't think it could all be included in a one week timetable.

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    The OP isn't 100% clear, but I think the guy's beef is that the school will be introducing a new timetable after half term, and by the sound of it it's been done on very short notice.

    We have a 2 week timetable here, but with the exception of a few small changes it's pretty much set in stone once we come back in September.

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    We have had a two week timetable since the beginning of time and it makes things so much more flexible. Lessons can be added or taken away from subjects depending on the need and the timetabled elements can be shifted about more easily.

    I agree to give the staff and students very little time to sort is a little annoying but I feel once it has been implemented and properly organised you will realise it is in the best interest of the school. It must mean also that the school is doing well with its intake of pupils as this is usually the case for change with the timetable.

    Try to embrace the change and don't let negativity get the better of you

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    We beat all of you - we're running a 12 week timetable here

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    WE have run a 2 week timetable here for a number of years.

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    A fortnightly timetable here, too. Like has been mentioned, allows you to have an odd number of lessons a fortnight. To be honest, I'm surprised there are comprehensives that are able to run a weekly timetable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fafster View Post
    To be honest, I'm surprised there are comprehensives that are able to run a weekly timetable.
    But then all schools are not the same. If we were, the MSU idea might actually have worked!

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    The school have changed the timetable for two weeks temporarily, however no staff have been informed in advance they were told the same time as the students.

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    Ive never actually heard of a secondary school running anything but a 2 week timetable

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