School Term Controversy

Councillors in Nottingham are today expected to give final approval to controversial changes to the school year in the city. The city council's ruling Executive Board is set to reduce the summer holiday from six weeks to five.

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Controversial timetable changes given go-ahead

Councillors in Nottingham have given approval to controversial changes to the school year in the city. The city council's ruling Executive Board has reduced the summer holiday from six weeks to five.

The new-look model will see an academic year made up of three terms, with a two-week break in October and a fixed spring break. The move is a compromise from the council's initial plans to introduce a five-term year.

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Proposed five-term school year could be scrapped in Nottingham

Controversial plans to bring in a five-term school year in Nottingham could be scrapped. The city council says it's prepared to consider a new holiday pattern after talks with the teaching unions.

The council denies it's backing down and says it's listened to teachers. But unions say they're still unhappy at plans to shorten the summer holiday, and can't rule out further industrial action.

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