Should there be a look at the lengths of half-term weeks?

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The length of half-term weeks in UK education has been a topic of debate for many years. Some people believe that the current system, which sees half-terms last for one week, is either too short or just outright disruptive to engagement. There is the argument that it does not give pupils enough time to rest and recharge and that it can hinder their academic and personal development.

Others argue that the current system is fine and that making half-terms longer could disrupt the school year, lead to further loss of learning and convolute completing the curriculum effectively. Attendance rates are already a concern and further breaks in learning could disrupt matters even more. According to government statistics:

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