In light of recent discussions with a leading teaching union, Nottingham City Council has announced that it is to reconsider plans to move to a five-year school term.
The National Union of Teachers (NUT), the biggest trade union group in the education sector, has already stated its vehement opposition to a switch.
Under the council's plans, students would be given a shorter summer break than they currently enjoy.
Teachers, too, would have less holiday and time to prepare for the new academic year, according to the NUT.
"Following constructive discussions … it has been agreed that a further meeting will be called with all of the schools trade unions to look at alternative models of terms and holidays," a joint statement explained.
"The outcome of these discussions will then be considered by executive councillors."
News that the council is prepared to reconsider its original plan has been welcomed by Christine Blower, NUT general secretary.
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