SCHOOLS across Staffordshire will be closed tomorrow when members of two teaching unions take industrial action.
The one-day strike is in response to concerns about pay, workloads and pensions. It has been called by the NUT (National Union of Teachers) and NASUWT (National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers).
Union members in the Midlands, Eastern, Yorkshire and Humberside regions are taking industrial action tomorrow. Members in the North East, London, South East and South West will hold a one-day strike on October 17.
A number of schools in Stafford Borough, South Staffordshire and Cannock Chase will be closed, or partially closed due to industrial action tomorrow. Below is a list of the affected schools.
Full one-day closures
All Saints School, Bednall
Barnfields School, Stafford
Brewood Middle School
Castlechurch School, Stafford
Churchfield School, Rugeley
Flash Ley School, Stafford
Hob Hill School, Rugeley.
King Edward VI High School, Stafford.
St John’s School, Stafford
St Leonard’s School, Stafford
John Bamford School, Rugeley
Weston Road Academy, Stafford.
Walton Hall Special School, near Eccleshall
Walton High School, Stafford.
Walton Priory Middle School, Stone.
Alleyne’s High School, Stone – School closed to all years except Sixth Form
Bishop Lonsdale School, Eccleshall – School closed to Years One, Two and Six. All other pupils should attend.
Blessed Mother Teresa School, Stafford – Early Years and Class 5 closed. All other classes, breakfast and after school clubs open as normal
St Lawrence School, Gnosall – Children in Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4 and Y5 should not report to school. Children in YR and Y6 must attend. Pre-school and before and after school clubs open as normal.
Penkridge Middle School – Closed to pupils in Years Five, Six and Eight. Open for pupils in Year Seven.
Silkmore School, Stafford – School is closed to pupils but the nursery will be open
Sir Graham Balfour High School – School open to Years 11, 12 and 13 only.
St Paul’s School, Stafford – School will only be open for children in Class 1.