This may come as a surprise to teachers. Teachers in Scotland may well be surprised that the schools on Islay and Jura get a week off for mid term. Teachers elsewhere in the UK may wll be surprised that most Scottish teachers don't get a week off for mid term.
Long before I came to to the Islands the staff had decided to take all the single days that happen throughout the year and roll them into a single week.
This has several advantages.
The biggest is that you get time to do something. Some of the staff are away in sunny places; Portugal, Morrocco...... in my case Manchester!
Some of the staff have taken a group of pupils Skiing in Italy.
The second advantage is that because no one else is off then the flights are cheaper.
So, I want to make this quite clear.
This is our week off! No one elses! Get your own!
PS The academic advantage is that your not disadvantaged for having a double period on a Monday.