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Updated: North Kirklees schools closed as teachers strike

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Members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) in our region have walked out today (Wednesday) as part of strike action across England and Wales.

More than 30 schools in north Kirklees are closed or partially closed as a result.

The day of action is being held in protest to excessive workloads, the introduction of performance related pay, the dismantling of the national pay frame work and changes to pensions.

The NUT said the issues would not only affect teachers but would also harm the standards of education for all pupils.

It said industrial action was inevitable when Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove had refused to listen to the concerns of its members.

NUT regional secretary Ian Stevenson said: “Teachers’ levels of workload are unacceptable. The Government’s own survey showed that primary teachers work nearly 60 hours per week and secondary teachers nearly 56 hours a week.

“The Government is pushing ahead with performance related pay despite all the international evidence which shows that it doesn’t work, creates unnecessary bureaucracy and is divisive. It will do nothing too improve how teachers teach or how pupils learn.”

He added that teachers did not believe they could work until they were 68 or older to access their full pension.

Kirklees Council has said the following schools in north Kirklees are shut or partially shut:

Batley Parish CE (VA) J I and N School – closed

Battyeford CE (VC) Primary School – partially closed, contact school for details

Birkenshaw CE (VC) Primary School – partially closed, contact school for details

Brownhill St Saviour’s CE(VC) Junior School – partially closed, contact school for details

Carlinghow Princess Royal J I and N School – closed

Carlton J and I School partially – closed

Castle Hall Academy Trust – partially closed, contact school for details

Chickenley Community J I and N School – closed

Earlsheaton Infant School – closed

Eastborough J I and N School – closed

Fairfield School – closed

Gomersal Primary School – partially closed, contact school for details

Hanging Heaton CE (VC) J and I School – closed

Healey J I and N School – partially closed, contact school for details

Hightown Junior Infant & Nursery School – partially closed, contact school for details

Hopton Primary School – partially closed, contact school for details

Howard Park Community School – partially closed, contact school for details

Hyrstmount Junior School – closed

Leeside Community Primary School – partially closed, contact school for details

Littletown J I and N School – partially closed, contact school for details

Lydgate J and I School – closed

Manor Croft Academy – partially closed, contact school for details

Manorfield I and N School – partially closed, contact school for details

Norristhorpe J and I School – partially closed, contact school for details

Overthorpe CE Academy – closed

Purlwell I and N School – closed

Ravenshall School – partially closed, contact school for details

Ravensthorpe CE (VC) Junior School – partially closed, contact school for details

Roberttown CE (VC) J and I School – partially closed, contact school for details

Shaw Cross I and N School – nursery and reception open, years one and two closed.

Spen Valley High School – partially closed, contact school for details

St John’s CE (VC) Infant School – partially closed, contact school for details

St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School – partially closed, contact school for details

Thornhill Lees CE (VC) I and N School – closed

Warwick Road J I and N School – closed

Westborough High School – partially closed, contact school for details

Whitcliffe Mount – partially closed, contact school for details

Click here for the full list of Kirklees school closures.

 

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