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Schools to close tomorrow as East Yorkshire teachers strike - pupils celebrate

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Several schools across East Yorkshire are set to close tomorrow as teachers go on strike.

Driffield School is one of those which will be affected by partial closure.

Beverley Grammar and Beverley High Schools will also be affected by partial closure, as is Woldgate college in Pocklington

Driffield Head teacher Simon Jones told parents: “You may be aware through the media that the National Union of Teachers (NUT) are taking strike action on Wednesday 26 March.

“I have now been informed that this action potentially affects 58 of the 110 teachers we employ at the school.

“Given that staff are not required to tell me in advance of the day whether or not they will be on strike, I have taken the decision to close the school to students in Years 7 to 10.

“However, Year 11 and Sixth Form students will be expected to attend as normal. Even with only three year groups attending, there is likely to be a degree of disruption to normal teaching on the day as I cannot ask colleagues to cover lessons for striking staff.

Mr Jones said: “Where lessons cannot take place, supervised independent study will be organised in the LRC and/or computer rooms. Year 11 students should go directly to Period 1 for a 9.00 am start, i.e. there will be no form time. Furthermore, students will not be required to wear school uniform.”

Mike Furbank,head of children, young people, education and schools at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The national action being taken by the NUT is affecting a number of schools in the East Riding- as it is all over the country.

“The decision to close or partially close is solely a head teacher’s and is directly linked to the number of staff who are taking action. Heads have to ensure that all children can be adequately supervised and are safe. East Riding head teachers do not take the decision to close lightly.”

Ian Stevenson NUT Regional Secretary said: “NUT members have been out on the streets and on market places talking to parents. The support we have had from parents and members of the public has been fantastic.”

“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.”

“Just like most workers teachers do not believe that they can work to 68 or later to access their full pension. I believe there are few parents who would believe this is educationally desirable.”

“The fact that other workers are having their pensions squeezed is no justification for attacking teachers’ pensions. A race to the bottom is in the interests of no-one. Everyone should be entitled to a decent standard of living in retirement.”

Schools - the list

closure Full/partial closure Reason for closure Last updated

Acre Heads Primary School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Stirke Action 18/03/2014

Airmyn Park Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 19/03/2014

Aldbrough Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 18/03/2014

All Saints Junior School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 21/03/2014

All Sanits Infant School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 18/03/2014

Bacon Garth Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 18/03/2014

Barmby On the Marsh Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 18/03/2014

Bay Primary School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 25/03/2014

Beeford Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 19/03/2014

Bempton Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 18/03/2014

Beverley Grammar School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 25/03/2014

Beverley High School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 18/03/2014

Beverley Manor Nursery School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 20/03/2014

Beverley Minster Primary School 26 March 2014 CLOSED to all pupils Strike Action 21/03/2014

Beverley St Nicholas Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 18/03/2014

Bilton Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 24/03/2014

Bishop Wilton Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 18/03/2014

Boothferry Primary School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 18/03/2014

Boynton Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 25/03/2014

Brandesburton Primary School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 19/03/2014

Bridlington Nursery 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 18/03/2014

Bridlington School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 18/03/2014

Brough Primary School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 19/03/2014

Bubwith Primary School 26 March 2014 CLOSED to all pupils Strike Action 19/03/2014

Bugthorpe Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 20/03/2014

Burlington Infant School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 21/03/2014

Burlington Junior School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 19/03/2014

Burstwick Primary School 26 March 2014 CLOSED to all pupils Strike Action 20/03/2014

Burton Agnes Primary School 26 March 2014 CLOSED to all pupils Strike Action 18/03/2014

Burton Pidsea Primary School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 20/03/2014

Cottingham Croxby Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 18/03/2014

Cottingham High School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 19/03/2014

Cowick Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 18/03/2014

Driffield Infant School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 20/03/2014

Driffield Junior School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 21/03/2014

Driffield School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 19/03/2014

Dunswell Academy 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 18/03/2014

Eastrington Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 21/03/2014

Elloughton Primary School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 20/03/2014

Flamborough Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 18/03/2014

Garton on the Wolds Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 21/03/2014

Gilberdyke Primary School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 20/03/2014

Goole High School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 19/03/2014

Hallgate Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 19/03/2014

Hazel Lodge PRU 26 March 2014 CLOSED to all pupils Strike Action 20/03/2014

Headlands School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 18/03/2014

Hedon Nursery School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 19/03/2014

Hedon Primary School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 18/03/2014

Hessel High School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 20/03/2014

Hilderthorpe Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 21/03/2014

Holme on Spalding Moor Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 18/03/2014

Hook Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 25/03/2014

Hornsea Burton Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 19/03/2014

Hornsea Nursery School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 18/03/2014

Hornsea Primary School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 21/03/2014

Hornsea School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 21/03/2014

Howden Junior School 26 March 2014 CLOSED to all pupils 25/03/2014

Howden School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 19/03/2014

Hutton Cranswick Primary School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 24/03/2014

Inmans Primary School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 21/03/2014

Keldmarsh Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 19/03/2014

Keyingham Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 21/03/2014

Kilham Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 19/03/2014

Kings Mill School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 21/03/2014

Kingsway Primary School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 18/03/2014

Kirk Ella St Andrew’s Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 20/03/2014

Leconfield Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 19/03/2014

Leven Primary School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 19/03/2014

Little Weighton Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 25/03/2014

Lockington Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 18/03/2014

Longcroft School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 21/03/2014

Market Weighton Infant School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 19/03/2014

Marshlands Primary School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 18/03/2014

Martongate Primary School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 19/03/2014

Molescroft Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 18/03/2014

Mount Pleasant Junior School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 19/03/2014

Nafferton Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 18/03/2014

New Pasture Lane Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 18/03/2014

Newbald Primary School 26 March 2014 CLOSED to all pupils Strike Action 24/03/2014

Newport Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 25/03/2014

North Ferriby Primary School 26 March 2014 Partiak Closure Strike Action 25/03/2014

North Frodingham Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 19/03/2014

Northfield Infant School, Driffield 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 19/03/2014

Our Lady and Saint Peter RC Primary... 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 25/03/2014

Parkside Primary School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 18/03/2014

Patrington Primary School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Stirke Action 18/03/2014

Paull Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 20/03/2014

Penshurst Primary School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 20/03/2014

Pocklington Community Junior School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 19/03/2014

Pocklington Infant Shcool 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 18/03/2014

Pollington Balne Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 18/03/2014

Preston Primary School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 19/03/2014

Quay Academy 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 18/03/2014

Rawcliffe Bridge Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 18/03/2014

Rawcliffe Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 20/03/2014

Reedness Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 18/03/2014

Riston Primary School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 19/03/2014

Riverside Special School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 24/03/2014

Roos Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 19/03/2014

Sigglesthorne Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 18/03/2014

Skipsea Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 19/03/2014

Skirlaugh Primary School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 20/03/2014

Sledmere Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 20/03/2014

South Cave Primary School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 20/03/2014

South Holderness Technology College 26 March 2014 CLOSED to all pupils Strike Action 20/03/2014

South Hunsley School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 20/03/2014

Southfield Lodge PRU 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 19/03/2014

Springhead Primary School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 18/03/2014

Sproatley Endowed Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 25/03/2014

St Anne’s Special School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 18/03/2014

St Mary’s Market Weighton Primary... 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 20/03/2014

St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School,... 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 18/03/2014

Sutton upon Derwent Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 21/03/2014

Swanland Primary School Academy Trust 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 24/03/2014

Swinemoor Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 19/03/2014

The Market Weighton School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 20/03/2014

The Snaith School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 19/03/2014

Thorngumbald Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 20/03/2014

Tickton Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 18/03/2014

Warter Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 18/03/2014

Wawne Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 18/03/2014

Welton Primary School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 25/03/2014

Westfield Primary School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 25/03/2014

Wetwang Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 19/03/2014

Wilberfoss Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 18/03/2014

Willerby Carr Lane Primary School 26 March 2014 CLOSED to all pupils Strike Action 18/03/2014

Withernsea High School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 20/03/2014

Withernsea Primary School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 25/03/2014

Wold Newton Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 19/03/2014

Woldgate College 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 21/03/2014

Wolfreton School 26 March 2014 Partial Closure Strike Action 20/03/2014

Woodmansey Primary School 26 March 2014 OPEN to all pupils 20/03/2014

 

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