Golden Jubilee holiday bonus

24th November 2000 at 00:00
TEACHERS and pupils will get an extra day off to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002.

The Government wants to extend the long summer break by a day because the public holiday on June 3 to mark the Queen's 50-year reign will fall during half-term.

Education Secretary David Blunkett advised local education authorities to give teachers a day off for the Golden Jubilee at the end of the 2002 summer trm. He said: "This is more than a gesture of goodwill to our hardworking teachers. It is a positive way of recognising the efforts they make."

Under plans which were expected to be ratified by the Privy Council yesterday, the late spring bank holiday which usually falls on May 27 will move to June 4. Half-term would shift to the first week of June. Exams might have to be rescheduled.

Clare Dean

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