Colnbrook Primary Teachers to strike tomorrow
Teachers at Colnbrook C of E will be on strike tomorrow but Pippins will remain open.
At least half of schools are expected to close, or partially close tomorrow when the National Union of Teachers (NUT) walks out in an ongoing dispute over pay and pensions.
Four schools have informed Slough Borough Council that they will be closed because of the strike, while 13 will be partially closed. One school in South Bucks will be closed.
Locally, Colnbrook Primary will only be open to Year 3, while Pippins School will remain fully open.
The strike is a result of a dispute between unions and Education Secretary Michael Gove.
The walkout has also been condemned by the Department for Education (DfE) who said in a statement:
“Despite constructive engagement with their concerns, the NUT is taking action that will disrupt parents’ lives, hold back children’s education and damage the reputation of the profession.”
Kevin Courtney, NUT deputy general secretary said:
“Michael Gove’s policies are exhausting and demoralising teachers and that’s very bad and disruptive for education.”
Despite previously taking part in strikes over pay and pensions, teaching union, the NASUWT, will not be taking part in the walkouts tomorrow, although they remain “deeply concerned about the adverse impact of the Government’s policies in teachers’ pay, pensions, working conditions and jobs.”