A four-day week? C’est magnifique!

President Macron has allowed French primaries to revert to a four-day week – perhaps the authorities on the British side of la Manche should follow suit, says teacher-turned-expat Gillian Harvey

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Let’s face it, many of us would applaud the idea of a four-day working week. Who wouldn’t want a midweek break every Wednesday to catch up with work or even – heaven forbid – have a rest?

That’s why, as a parent living in France, I’m delighted to learn that President Emmanuel Macron has decided to reinstate this option for nursery and primary schools.

In giving communes (the most local form of government) the right to reinstate the four-day model, Macron is not reducing teaching hours. Schools that opt for a shorter school week will still be required to provide the requisite 24 hours of ...

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