32 Period Week Consultation
In 2012 Bishopbriggs Academy underwent a consultation on changing the school timetable from a 30 period week to a 32 period week. Whilst this has resulted in a change to the start and finish times of the school day and a slighlty shorter lunch break, the amount of time available for teaching remains exactly the same, although each period is a few minutes shorter. Changing to a 32 period week has enabled the school to fulfil the demands of a Curriuclum for Excellence, offering more flexibility in the curriculum and helping to fulfil government targets for PE.
The consultation process is now complete. By a narrow margin, model 1 was voted as the preferred choice. This has 2 'long' days (finishing at 3.50pm) with a 45 minute lunch break and a three period block in the middle of the day and 3 'short' days (finishing at 3.10pm) with a 55 minute lunch break. Long days will have seven periods in a day and short days will have six periods. Following consultation, Mondays and Tuesdays were selected as the 'long' days finishing at 3.50pm.