Friday, September 25, 2009

Council-speak

We wanted to know when half-term fell this year, so checked the Powys County Council web site. It informed us of the following;

Non-pupil days may be varied into alternative dates within a school year, other than pupil school days, subject to a minimum of one term's notice to the Heads of Schools and Inclusion. If schools wish to vary a non-pupil day into a pupil day, this change can only operate on a catchment basis and must involve all the schools in a particular high school catchment area to avoid increasing the Authority's transport costs. Up to 3 of the 7 non-pupil days may be converted into twilight sessions, subject to a minimum of one term's notice to the Heads of Schools and Inclusion, with one non-pupil day being deemed to be the equivalent of 3 twilight sessions of 2 hours each. The calender allows for 188 school days and 7 non-pupil days in line with legal requirements.

Well that's clear enough then.

9 comments:

GWILYM EUROS ROBERTS said...

Hahahaha!! Be nesaf!!? /What next!?

Anonymous said...

?????????? Can you help me out Glyn???????????

Who writes this stuff?

Rhys said...

Sir Humphrey Appleby would be extremely proud of this!

P scores D for dunce said...

... about sums up Powys County Councils experiment.

Pads said...

Reading the Welsh was just as informative!

Anonymous said...

MH on Syniadau has exposed this thin attempt at misinformation, Glyn.

Glyn Davies said...

All - I understood what it was saying after reading it three times - carefully. Its all totally logical - believe me.

Glyn Davies said...

Anon - You had better inform MH, whoever he or she is to check his or her facts before accusing me of misinformation. I took this straight off the form - word for word.

Blodyn said...

So when's half term?