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Gove's plans for 10 hour day ruled out

Thu, 06 Feb 2014

Martin Barrow
Martin Barrow

There are no plans to follow UK proposals and increase the length of the school day.

That’s according to the Department of Education and Children which says it will continue to monitor ideas but has no intention of change.

UK Education Secretary Michael Gove has recently announced he’s looking at increasing the school day to 10 hours.

It’s in an effort to get children more involved with extracurricular activities.

Director of education Martin Barrow says it seems to have been sparked by the UK's teaching set up:

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