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The impact of longer school days

Ruth Tarrant

16th March 2016

In many countries, and even in the UK’s independent sector, the school day is longer than that experienced by many of the UK’s children. One of the plans announced in Mr Osborne’s budget, in addition to the increasing academisation of schools in England, is a longer school day, ostensibly for additional extra-curricular activities. What are the strengths and weaknesses of this idea?

Ruth Tarrant

Ruth has been an enthusiastic Head of Economics and Politics for many years, having taught in a variety of schools and at university level. She is also a Senior Examiner. Ruth is passionate about boosting the quality of teaching and learning across all subjects in schools and colleges.

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