Go to <Settings> on the Start tab and enter the length of the school year. Do not include the summer holidays in your school year. Confirm your input with <OK>.
You can enter the holidays and public holidays for the current school year via 'Settings | School holidays'.
Holidays are important if you use cover planning for daily changes to the timetable. The holiday entries are also taken into consideration for the calculation of lesson ratings for teachers. Holidays have no influence on timetable optimisation.
Time grid Use the time grid to specify on how many days in the week lessons are held, how many periods per day are used for teaching and which of these periods are regarded as morning or afternoon periods.
The following times have been entered for the school in the example below:
- 5 days per week (Monday to Friday)
- 10 periods per day
- a maximum of 4 afternoon periods per day
- no lessons on Friday afternoons
The 10 periods per day are divided into 6 morning and 4 afternoon periods. The distinction between morning and afternoon is important for the position of a possible lunch break and can also influence – with additional settings – when lessons are scheduled (e.g. fringe periods, optional subjects, etc.).
In our example there are only 6 periods taught on Fridays. You can achieve this by marking the 7th to 10th periods and pressing the <Free> button.
Enter the length of each period in the relevant fields in the grid for the individual periods. This allows you to enter different durations for e.g. afternoon and evening periods, if necessary.