The National Union of Teachers says the new nine-lesson-day implemented at Alfreton Grange College in Derbyshire is not good for the learning capabilities of students.
This year, the school increased the working day from five one-hour lessons, to nine 45-minute lessons.
Today, teachers who are members of the NUT took to the picket line for the fifth time, with 11 more strike days arranged in the coming weeks.
The NUT President, Philipa Harvey, says teachers want to look at different structures to the day at Alfreton Grange.
The school says the changes have been made to improve the curriculum, teaching standards and student achievement. Read the statement in full here.
The head of Alfreton Grange College has highlighted the 'real impact' strike action by staff could have on pupils at the school.Read the full story ›
Teachers from the National Union of Teachers (NUT) are picketing outside Alfreton Grange Arts College in Derbyshire this morning as they continue 16 days of strikes.
The college has changed the structure of the school day to include more lessons, with nine classes each day.
The NUT argue that this change causes too much work and can be unsuitable for their children.
But the school says that the extended day benefits students and that it is working to resolve the dispute.
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Inquests have been opened into the deaths of a couple who were found dead after their house was destroyed by an explosion.
Telesales operative Shelley Saxton-Cooper was stabbed to death before the fire started at the house in Valley View Road in Riddings in Derbyshire on Sunday.
Officers from Derbyshire Police are treating the death of the 45-year-old as murder after she was found in the fire-ravaged house with husband Simon Saxton-Cooper, a 50-year-old plumber.
Mr Saxton-Cooper died from smoke inhalation, a clerk at Chesterfield Coroner's Court said.
She added the pair had to be identified by dental records.
The inquest is not likely to resume until 2016.
A post-mortem examination has revealed a woman whose body was found following a house fire in Derbyshire died as a result of stab wounds
Two bodies, believed to be Shelley Saxton-Cooper, 45, and Simon Saxton-Cooper, 50, were discovered after emergency services were called to a house on Valley View Road in Riddings, Alfreton on Sunday, September 20.
A Home Office pathologist carried out post mortem examinations on their bodies and determined that Ms Saxton-Cooper died as a result of stab wounds and Mr Saxton-Cooper died from smoke inhalation.
Police say they are treating the incident as suspicious and Mrs Saxton-Cooper's death as murder.
The cause of the fire is not yet known and the police and fire service are conducting an ongoing investigation.
A report is being compiled for the coroner who will hold an inquest into the deaths at a future date.
Forensic teams have been back at the property as part of the murder investigation.
Police investigating the deaths of two people in Derbyshire have announced they are treating one of the deaths as murder.
Officers say they believe the man and woman who died in an explosion in Riddings near Alfreton are Simon and Shelley Saxton-Cooper.
Chief Superintendent Sunita Gamblin said the force believed 45-year-old Shelley Saxton-Cooper was wounded before the fire, and so are treating her death as murder.
We’re still unable to say how either she or her husband died as post mortem examinations haven’t been completed.
Police, crime scene investigators and fire investigation specialists are working through the scene of the fire to find out exactly how it started and what happened.
We don’t believe, at this time, that anyone else is involved.
Forensic officers with dogs are on the scene of an explosion in Alfreton where two people died.
The emergency services were called to Riddings early on Sunday morning.
A pathologist will examine the couple's bodies today, while police continue their investigations into the fire's cause.Read the full story ›