Michael Tidd

Whatever you do with your summer, don’t let it be work

The long break confirms for this headteacher that he’s well prepared for retirement – a mere 30 years early

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One of the advantages of subscribing to this esteemed publication is the role it serves in marking time during the summer holidays. In these wonderful weeks, the only sure-fire signs of the coming weekend are the arrival of Tes through the letter box and the disappearance of Homes Under the Hammer from the TV screen.

And what a nuisance weekends are during school holidays. It takes something away from the luxury of the break to see that other people are at home in the middle of the day, too. All the advantages we miss out on in term time – the quiet spell in the supermarket, the empty tables ...

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