Sirs’ strike threat over hol cut plan
TEACHERS have warned they will resist any attempt to shorten the six-week school summer holiday.
The National Union of Teachers (NUT) claimed any move to cut the traditional summer break would harm “children’s learning and teachers’ wellbeing”.
The union passed the resolution at its annual conference in Torquay.
It comes weeks after NUT members in Nottingham staged a one-day walkout over proposals by the city council to introduce a five-term school year from 2013, and cut the summer holiday from six to four weeks.
Speaking during the debate, Nottingham teacher Sheena Wheatley said: “A five-term year is a major attack on our conditions of service. I don’t need to describe the impact of shortening the summer break for us, our families and children.”