Tuesday, 2nd July 2019

Dear Parent/Carer                                                                          

Consultation – Changes to the School Day

For the last six years Shenstone Lodge School has continually improved.  Student numbers and attendance has increased, student engagement has improved and the number of fixed term exclusions has dropped significantly.

To support us to develop further we have looked closely at information in the school which demonstrates the most and least productive learning times, the optimum lesson length and the occurrence of incidents during less structured times of the day (such as break times).

As a result of this piece of work, the Shenstone Lodge site is seeking to shorten the school day from the current 8.50 am to 3.00pm to 8.50am to 2.30pm.

By shortening the school day we will have more staff available to support the break and lunch periods, so that we can provide more activities for students during this time. In addition teachers and none teaching staff will have more time to plan together to ensure that the work your child receives is of the highest quality.

Please note this will not shorten the amount of teaching time received by your child.

The school has already spoken to staff and the proposal was received positively.

The change proposed, is planned to take effect on 4th September 2019.  It will be taken to the Governing Body for approval on  the 9th July 2019.  At this meeting any feedback from parents/carers will be taken into consideration before a final decision to implement the change is made.

If you would like to submit any feedback about the proposed change to the timing of the school day, or have any questions or queries with regards to it, please email me on headteacher@shenstonelodge.co.uk with the subject title ‘School Day Consultation’, before 12pm on MONDAY 8th JULY 2019. 

If the proposal is agreed you will receive a letter confirming this position by 12th July 2019 and the school will inform the LA to ensure any provided transport arrangements are addressed.

Many thanks for your attention to this consultation process. I look forward to your feedback and thank you for your continued support.

Yours sincerely



Neil Toplass

Executive Head Teacher