A project has started in four primary schools in Plymouth which is giving families the choice of pupils starting lessons at different times of the day. They can start formal lessons at 7.45am or 11am, instead of 9am. The project is going to last for four weeks as part of the “extended schools” initiative. If the scheme to help working families is successful it could be used in other schools across the country.
An 11:00am start would be lovely, then I might not struggle as much with the early schools work and meetings whilst still doing youth work late in the evening. This project is something I look forward to seeing the results of.