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Additional teaching in-service days approved

West Lothian school pupils will start back at school a day later after both the summer and Christmas break during the 2019/20 term.

12 June
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Education Executive has approved dates for two additional in-service days on Tuesday 20 August 2019 and Monday January 6 2020, to support professional learning for teachers.

The additional in-service days were proposed by the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, as part of the recent pay award negotiations with teachers' professional associations.

The changes will mean that pupils will resume school a day later on Wednesday 21 August following the summer break, and will also resume school a day later after the Christmas break on Tuesday 7 January 2020. This affects all West Lothian Council-run secondary, primary, nursery and special schools.

The dates were chosen after consultation with parent and teacher representatives, and aims to minimise disruption to pupil's education, particularly those preparing for SQA examinations.

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