City Council Office
Teachers in Nottingham are rightly outraged at the prospect of a five term year. It would be chaotic and disruptive for teachers, parents and pupils.
There is no proven educational benefit to a five term year. Evidence produced by the City Council in favour of the change is from theUnited States, where summer holidays last 10-12 weeks. No other council in the country has decided to adopt the five term year. This will make recruitment and retention in the city difficult.