Lenzie Academy head given green-light to restructure school week

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CHANGES to the school day at a high school WILL go ahead - despite being unpopular with pupils.

Lenzie Academy parents, teachers and pupils have recently all been involved in a consultation on changing the structure of the academic week.

The proposals include cutting the lunch hour from 50 minutes to 40 minutes and starting the school day at 8.45pm.

It will leave room for an extra three periods a week, with the school closing at 2.40pm on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Only 30 per cent of pupils and 50 per cent of teachers supported the changes, while parents gave the new week a cautious welcome.

But the proposals were cleared by the council’s education committee recently.

Gordon Currie, the council’s head of education, said: “A report was submitted to Education Committee to note the decision to restructure the school day at Lenzie Academy. This follows a period of consultation that involved young people, staff and parents.”

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