Trade unionists are this afternoon lobbying councillors in Nottingham against plans to change the school year into five terms of equal length. The unions say the proposals will make holiday arrangements more difficult and more expensive. GMB regional o …

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Trade unionists are this afternoon lobbying councillors in Nottingham against plans to change the school year into five terms of equal length.

The unions say the proposals will make holiday arrangements more difficult and more expensive.

GMB regional officer Chris Needham said: “This lobby is to oppose the imposition of the five term school year by the City Council. This has been called by GMB, the teaching unions, school governors, some parents and other unions.

“There is no educational benefit for this change. Nottingham City is the only education authority in England to put forward these proposals.

“If introduced the shorter summer holiday will make holiday arrangements more difficult and more expensive. It will damage the tourist industry in the UK.

“Cllr Collins had said that he would meet a delegation about this situation but then changed his mind arbitrarily and refused. Nottingham parents and school staff must demand that he listens.”

* The lobby starts at 5pm outside Nottingham City Council, Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham NG2 3NG.

 

 


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