HUNDREDS of thousands of teachers will strike today amid a bitter dispute over pay.
Members of the National Education Union (NEU) in England will walk out today, in the second of two days of action which closed hundreds of schools across the nation yesterday.
The two-day strike was planned for Wales as well but was called off after the Welsh government revisited their pay offer.
The NEU has refused to suspend the mass action despite desperate pleas from Education Secretary Gillian Keegan.
Some schools will be fully closed, while other will open partially with a reduced staff as not all teachers and support workers are NEU members.
It follows a three-day strike last week after talks between unions and the Government broke down.
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Ms Keegan said in an open letter to parents: "This industrial action will mean more disruption to children's education and to your lives too – whether that's work, arranging childcare or changing other plans.
"I am extremely disappointed that many young people will once again miss invaluable time learning with their teachers and friends, particularly after their education was significantly disrupted during the pandemic.
"This morning I have written to the unions again to invite them to have those talks on Wednesday and Thursday this week – all they need to do is call off strikes which are unnecessary and benefit no-one."
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Here is the full list of schools in England that are being forced to shut their doors.
South of England
A number of schools in the south of England will be closed.
People are advised to check with their local authority for information on school closures in your area.
Barking and Dagenham
City of London
Hammersmith & Fulham
Kensington & Chelsea
Kingston upon Thames
Richmond upon Thames
A full list of schools and whether they are open or closed across Buckinghamshire can be found here.
You can use this search tool to find out which schools will remain closed in Kent.
A full list of the schools which will be closed or partially open can be found here.
Check here for details in East Sussex, and click here if you live in West Sussex.
Hundreds of schools across Hampshire will be impacted by teacher strikes.
A list of school closures can be found here.
Check here for updates on school closures in Dorset.
Cornwall Council has confirmed that it won't publish a list of schools closed as a result of the strike action, as it is not an emergency event such as those caused by extreme weather.
The following schools will be partially closed today..
- Ilfracombe Church Of England Junior School
- Marwood School
- St Mary’s Church of England Primary School, Bideford
- Great Torrington School
- Alphington Primary School
- Southmead School
- Bowhill Primary School
- West Down School
- Berrynarbor Church Of England Primary School
Georgeham Church of England (VC) Primary School will be fully closed.
Offwell Church Of England Primary School, which was open yesterday, will be fully closed as well.
The following schools are partially closed today.
- Ansford Academy
- Ashlands CofE First School
- Birchfield Primary School
- Buckler’s Mead Academy
- Charlton Mackrell CofE Primary School
- Crispin School
- Fairmead School
- Fiveways Special School
- Herne View Primary School
- Holy Trinity CofE School, Taunton
- Huish Episcopi Academy
- Meare Village Primary School
- St Dunstan’s School Academy Trust
- St Michael’s Academy
- Stanchester Academy
- Stoberry Park School
- Vallis First School
- Wadham CofE VC Community School
- Evercreech CofE Primary School
- The Castle School
However, Hatch Beauchamp Church of England Primary School and Walton CofE VC Primary School, which were closed yesterday, will reopen.
You can find out more information here.
The full list of schools closures will be available here.
The following schools are partially closed today.
- Newburgh Primary School
- Rugby Free Secondary School
- Curdworth Primary
- Wilmcote C of E Primary School
- Goodyers End Primary
- Water Orton Primary School
Rugby High School and Goodyers End Primary will be fully closed.
Schools affected will be announced here.
There are over 40 school closed today.
BirminghamLive has reported the full list here.
The schools affected will be listed here.
North of England
The full list of affected schools can be found here.
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Parents are asked to keep an eye on their local council websites for updates.
Schools set to be closed will appear here.
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