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Why are teachers striking tomorrow and how will it affect schools?

PUBLISHED: 17:55 04 July 2016 | UPDATED: 18:03 04 July 2016

Most schools will be affected by the teachers' strike tomorrow, with many closing or partially closing

Most schools will be affected by the teachers' strike tomorrow, with many closing or partially closing

Archant

A national teachers’ strike will close many local schools tomorrow as staff walk out over funding cuts, pay and workloads.

The strike staged by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) will force most schools to close entirely or offer a reduced timetable.

A full list of affected schools will be published on the website shortly once closures have been confirmed by councils.

The NUT is protesting against proposals laid out in the government’s Education for All bill, which they say will amount to an 8 per cent funding cut for all schools.

They claim that these cuts would lead to a narrower curriculum, heavier workloads, cuts to staffing, and fewer pay rises for teachers.

The union is also opposed to the government’s long-term “full academisation” vision, which would see all schools convert to academies.

The government had to U-turn on the controversial plan earlier this year after a groundswell of opposition from headteachers and unions.

But education secretary Nicky Morgan has publicly stated that full academisation remains part of the government’s long-term education strategy – something the NUT is violently opposed to.

The union called the strike last week after more than 91 per cent of members voted in favour of industrial action.

As well as pickets outside some local schools, teachers will march from BBC’s Broadcasting House in Westminster at 12pm to Parliament Square, where they will stage a rally at 1.30pm.

Education Editor Imogen Blake will be at the march and rally, speaking to teachers and local union representatives on the day. She will be live Tweeting from @ImogenGBlake.

If you are a teacher striking tomorrow, please send in your pictures to imogen.blake@archant.co.uk. You can also Tweet us at @HamandHigh, @islingtongztte, @hackneygazette, or @bktimes.

Keep checking the website for a complete list of the schools affected by tomorrow’s industrial action.

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