Schools close as teachers strike

SCHOOLS across the county have closed for the day as teachers strike over pay structures, pensions and working hours.

In the Herald & Gazette area, Durrington First School, Thomas A Becket Middle School, Heene CofE First School, Downsbrook Middle School, Field Place First School and the Laurels First School, St Margarets CofE Primary School, The Angmering School, The Globe Primary School, Herons Dale Primary School and Steyning Grammar School will all be closed.

Children of primary age are the most likely to be affected by the strikes as membership for the National Union of Teachers (NUT) are concentrated in the younger age bracket.

Are teachers right to strike, or is it unfair on the parents and children affected? Let us know your thoughts.