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Teachers’ strike leaves some schools half empty

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The one-day teachers’ strike has resulted in two schools in the area cancelling lessons for the vast majority of its pupils.

Members of the National Union of Teachers were called to take up the strike action today in a dispute over pay, pensions and conditions of service.

At Hadleigh High School this meant the school was only open to Year 11 pupils.

“We informed parents of the strike a number of weeks ago and gave them a lot of notice,” said a spokeswoman for the school.

“We kept them as up to date as we could.”

It is a similar situation at the Stour Valley Community School in Clare, where only Year 10 and 11 students are attending lessons.

At Thomas Gainsborough School in Great Cornard the school remained open as usual despite some teachers opting to support their union, while a spokeswoman for Ormiston Sudbury Academy said the school had not been affected.

 

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