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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.

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Parents call for teachers on strike to go back to work

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.

School staff in Nottinghamshire stage third walkout this week

Union members at a secondary school in Nottinghamshire will stage their third walkout this week today.

Kimberley school has already seen seven days of strike action, and school governors have rejected an offer by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) to hold fresh talks about their plans to become an academy in return for suspending further action.

Proposals to extend the consultation process had been put forward by the NUT, involving the conciliation service ACAS in a new round of negotiations.

But the governing body has said that there is no middle ground, they refused the idea, and seem determined to carry on with conversion.

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