Term dates

Term dates and INSET days in 2019/20

Term  Start  Half-term starts  Half-term ends  Term ends 
 Autumn  Monday 2 Sept 2019 Monday 28 Oct 2019 Friday 1 Nov 2019 Friday 20 Dec 2019
 Spring  Monday 6 Jan 2020  Monday 17 Feb 2020  Friday 21 Feb 2020  Friday 3 April 2020
 Summer  Monday 20 April 2020  Monday 25 May 2020  Friday 29 May 2020  Monday 20 July 2020

May Bank Holiday will be on Friday 8th May 2020

Additional school closure dates:

Autumn term INSET days:

Monday 2nd September 2019 – Person Centred Planning

Tuesday 3rd September 2019 – Core Safeguarding

Friday 11th October 2019 – Separate focus for each group of classes on priority areas – e.g. sensory experiences / literacy & numeracy / life skills

Spring term INSET days:

Monday 24th February 2020 – Behaviour management approaches

Summer term INSET days:

Monday 20th July 2020 – Teaching and Learning priorities

The Welsh Government have recently confirmed an additional INSET day for 2019-20 for all schools in Wales with a focus on the new Curriculum for Wales. This has to be taken in the Summer Term. When we have identified a date for this day, we will inform you.

TERM DATES & ADDITIONAL CLOSURES

School Term Dates – 2018/19 academic year

Term Start Half Term Starts Half Term Ends Term Ends
Autumn Mon 3rd Sept 2018 Mon 29thOct 2018 Fri 2nd Nov 2018 Fri 21st Dec 2018
Spring Mon 7th Jan 2019 Mon 25th Feb 2019 Fri 1st Mar 2019 Fri 12th Apr 2019
Summer Mon 29th Apr 2019 Mon 27th May 2019 Fri 31st May 2019 Mon 22nd July 2019

SEPTEMBER 2018 – JULY 2019

INSET days:

Monday 3rd September 2018 Person Centred Planning Internal staff group workshops ensuring all resources and environments are ready for pupil arrival
Tuesday 4th September 2018 SAFEGUARDING: Child Protection, Prevent, Health and Safety, Manual Handling External agencies and internal staff deliver training to refresh staff core competencies and ensure all pupils’ needs are well met
Friday 12th October 2018 Language & Literacy / Numeracy approaches Internal sessions relating to literacy schemes and progression
Monday 7th January 2019 Total Communication & ASD Approaches (Signalong, Intensive Interaction, Communication Stages etc) Focus on ASD supportive approaches with internal and external expert sessions
Monday 22nd July 2019

(Decoupled for 3 x 2 hour Twilight Sessions)

Teaching and learning developments and new initiatives Ensuring all staff are up-to-date with new developments and best practice to inform high quality teaching and learning

SEPTEMBER 2017 – JULY 2018

Term Term Begins  Half Term Begins  Half Term Ends Term Ends
Autumn Monday
04.09.17
Monday
30.10.17
Friday
03.11.17
Friday
22.12.17
Spring Monday
08.01.18
Monday
19.02.18
Friday
23.02.18
Thursday
29.03.18
Summer Monday
16.04.18
Monday
28.05.18
Friday
01.06.18
Tuesday
24.07.18

May Day – Monday 7th May 2017

There will be 5 closure days for staff in-service training (INSET days).

INSET days:

Monday 4th September 2017 SAFEGUARDING: Child Protection, , Person Centred Planning External agencies and internal staff deliver training to refresh staff core competencies and ensure all pupils’ needs are well met
Tuesday 5th September &
Wednesday 6th September 2017
Social and emotional wellbeing: Team Teach training, Thrive strategies, positive behaviour approaches To update staff knowledge and skills on how best to support pupils’ emotional and behavioural needs
Monday 23rd &
Tuesday 24th July 2018
Teaching and learning developments and new initiatives Ensuring all staff are up-to-date with new developments and best practice to inform high quality teaching and learning

TERM DATES & ADDITIONAL CLOSURES