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CURRICULUM CAN SUFFER FROM SHORT TEACHING WEEK,

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Schools where the teaching week is below recommended minimum levels may be short changing their pupils over the bre...
Schools where the teaching week is below recommended minimum levels may be short changing their pupils over the breadth, depth and balance of the curriculum, Her Majesty's Inspectors have said.

They urge governing bodies to examine discrepancies between allocations of time in different schools and justify their own school's provision to parents.

In the conclusion to the second report on taught time, HMI say that an adequate amount of teaching time for any subject is a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for producing work of quality.

But they endorse the findings of the interim study published in February that it is difficult to establish a clear relationship between the length of the taught week and pupils' achievements overall or in the core subjects of English, maths and science.
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