Councillors in Nottingham are today expected to give final approval to controversial changes to the school year in the city.
Controversial plans for a five term school year in Nottingham could be scrapped.
A running dispute over the future of a Nottinghamshire school has taken a new twist, with parents calling on teachers to go back to work.
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.
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.
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.
But as our Education Correspondent Peter Bearne reports, it may not be enough to avert further industrial action.
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."
Teachers are expected to return work at the Kimberley School in Nottinghamshire following a three day strike over plans to turn the school into an academy.
Unions say that further industrial action cannot be ruled out.
A long-running dispute over the future of a Nottinghamshire secondary school has taken a new twist, with parents now calling on striking teachers to go back to work.
They've started a petition criticising the ongoing action by the National Union of Teachers.
Staff at the Kimberley School today staged an eighth day of strike action over plans to turn it into an academy.
Parents, who are angry at a series of walkouts at a Nottinghamshire secondary school, are calling on striking teachers to go back to work.
The National Union of Teachers has staged eight days of action in protest at plans to turn the Kimberley School into an academy.
Some parents are so fed up with the disruption they've started a petition against the union.