Tayside and Central Scotland

Dundee councillors back change to school week

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Image caption Dundee is the latest Scottish council to move to a 33-period week in its secondary schools

Dundee is to become the latest council to operate a 33-period week in its secondary schools.

The local authority's education committee approved the change, which will increase from the current 30-period week in August.

The move is backed by head teachers at the city's secondary schools but is opposed by the EIS teaching union.

Angus is currently consulting on a 33-period week, which is already operated by a number of Scottish councils.

The new timetable involves schools finishing earlier two days a week, although the number of teaching hours are not being reduced.

Under the plans, school days will begin earlier, at 08:45, with later finishes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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