Tenterden Schools Trust - Proposed change to term dates 2019-2020

To parents and staff of schools in the Tenterden Schools Trust

We are proposing some changes to term dates for the academic year 2019-20 for all schools in the Tenterden Schools Trust.

There are no changes to the established pattern of terms and holidays for the schools, but we are proposing three additional staff development days during the year. These are days on which staff would attend school but students and pupils would not be required in school.

The additional days will allow staff across the Trust to invest more time in planning together within their own schools and across the Trust. The three additional dates proposed are

  • Wednesday 28 August 2019
  • Friday 18 October 2019
  • Friday 14 February 2020

We have arranged the additional days at the start or end of holiday periods to allow parents to take advantage of a longer holiday period when planning family holidays.

This proposal is now subject to consultation with staff and parents. The proposed schedule can be found by following this link: 

TST Consultation 2019 – 2020 dates

If you have any comments you would like to make regarding this proposed change, please inform the Clerk to the Governors, Mrs Karen Douglas, by Monday 17 September 2018.  The consultation will close on that date.  The Trust Board will consider the responses to the consultation and confirm their final decision regarding this proposed change in October 2018.

Best wishes

Sara Williamson

Sam Crinnion

Sally Lees