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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.


Nottingham City Council offers compromise on five term school year

Plans for a five term school year in Nottingham could be scrapped, according to Nottingham City Council.

The new holiday pattern would retain the current three terms with a fixed spring break, regardless of when Easter is.

Cllr David Mellen says they believe this model will be "more acceptable to the workforce."


Nottingham City Council to meet teaching unions over five-term year

Past protests in Nottingham over plans for a five term academic year. Credit: ITV Central

Teaching unions are meeting with Nottingham City Council today over plans to introduce a five term academic year.

Protests have already been held against the plans but the NUT union warn that if no agreement can be found strike action could be taken.

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