Holy Cross follows the term dates and school holidays set by East Sussex County Council. These are published on their website.
To view the term dates and school holidays page on the East Sussex County Council website, please click here
To view the term dates and school holidays for 2020-2021, please click here
Inset stands for “in-service training”, and all schools have had five inset days each year since they were introduced in 1988. Schools close to pupils on inset days, but staff attend.
Inset days are designed to provide compulsory training time for teaching staff so that we can continue to improve our practice, keep up to date with changes in education, and ensure that we have appropriate training to deal with the challenges of our job. Here at Holy Cross, we often involve our teaching support staff in training too, so that all staff have the knowledge and skills they need to do their job to the best of their ability.
We supplement our inset days with on-the-job training and provide a range of opportunities throughout the year for all staff to learn, develop and improve, but the inset days give us a real opportunity to get everyone together and spend an extended period of time working on priority issues for the school.
We will publish our inset days for 2020-2021, once they have been agreed.