Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Proposed Timings and Activities for Single Session Schools

7:15 - 7:30 Assembly / Activity (Registration)

ž Assemblies could include class presentations, guest speakers, distribution of awards/merit, announcements.

ž Could be held on alternate days; other days could be utilised for Qura'an recital and conducting reading programmes.

7:30 - 8:15 period 1

ž Lesson plans would be needed to accommodate 45 minute periods: to take into consideration the extra 10 minutes.

ž Advantage: more contact time (45mins x 8periods = 360mins teaching daily.) Also less necessity for double periods thus enabling easier time-tabling!

9:45 - 10:05 Break

ž An early 20min break as students may not have had breakfast.

ž Could be brought from home and eaten at the canteen or short eats/drinks could be made available for sale at the canteen.

12:20 - 13:00 Break (Prayers & Lunch)

ž (40mins)Lunch to be bought at school or brought from home prior.

ž In Larger schools or schools with limited canteen facility break could be staggered (alternative time for primary break.)

13:00 - 13:15 Activity (Registration)

ž Might not be required/ but this could serve as a means of double-checking!

13:15 14:00 period 7

ž Last two periods could be utilised as double periods: for lab., project, video/audio based activities and mock exams & assessment.

14:45 - 15:30 Staff/Student Activities

ž Allow time for changing to PE kit/movement to classess/labs. All uniform and other activities on rotary basis; priority given to subject clinics(remedials) & academic detention.

ž Subject clinics and academic detention take precedence over activities and societies.

ž Tuesday afternoons could be used for staff meetings and professional development.

ž All staff to be assigned society/club duties and clinic/detention supervision on term/rotary basis on all other days.

ž Weekends off.


ž Society/activities: schedule could be for each half term, students fill form to request signing up for activity (endorsed by parent).

ž Activity could be once or twice a week depending on intensity of practice required (eg; upcoming competitions).

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