March 30 2015 Latest news:
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Schools across the region are set to be hit by a national teachers strike, which takes place tomorrow.
The strike, by members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT), is over pay, pensions and conditions and marches and rallies will be held throughout England and Wales tomorrow.
It is being branded by the Government as bad for children’s education and unpopular with parents.
Christine Blower, General Secretary of the NUT, said: “Teachers deeply regret the disruption caused by this strike action to parents and teachers. The Government’s refusal, however, to engage to resolve the dispute means that we have no alternative other than to demonstrate the seriousness of our concerns.
“Teachers’ levels of workload are intolerable –the Government’s own survey, published last month, shows that primary school teachers work nearly 60 hours a week and secondary school teachers work nearly 56 hours a week. Two in five teachers are leaving the profession in the first five years of teaching as are many others. This is bad for children and bad for education.”
To find out how your local school is affected, see the list below, which will be updated throughout the day.
Acle High School – open to Year 11s as normal, closed to Years 7, 8 and 9. Year 10 on work experience
Alderman Peel High School - open as normal.
Archbishop Sancroft High School, Harleston - open to Year 11 only.
Attleborough Junior School - closed.
Attleborough High - closed for Years 7 to 9 and open for Years 10 to 13.
Aylsham High – open as normal.
Broadland High – open as normal.
Bungay High School – open to Year 11 only and the sixth form centre will be open as normal.
Caister High School – open as normal.
City Academy, Norwich - at this moment in time, CAN plans to remain open.
City of Norwich School - open as normal.
Cromer Junior – open as normal.
Diss High School- closed. Sixth form students and Year 11 are welcome to use the school’s private study facilities.
Downham Academy - open for years 10, 11, and 12.
Fairstead Primary School - closed.
Fakenham Academy - the main school is open to Years 7 and 11 only; the sixth form centre will be open as normal.
Flegg High School – at moment, plans to remain open.
Framingham Earl High School - open as normal.
Great Yarmouth High School – open as normal.
Hartismere School, Eye- open as normal.
Hethersett Academy - open as normal.
Hellesdon High School - open to Years 7, 11, 12 and 13. Closed to Years 8, 9 and 10.
The Hewett School - closed to students in Years 7 to 11. Most staff are planning to continue sixth form lessons and students will be notified in advance where this is not the case.
Hobart High School, Loddon – open to Year 10 and 11 only.
Howard Junior School - open as usual.
Iceni Academy, Methwold - open as normal.
IES Breckland Free School, Brandon - open as normal.
King Edward V11 - open as normal.
King’s Lynn Academy - years 8 and 9 closed.
Litcham School - closed for Years 7, 8 and 9, open for all other year groups.
Long Stratton High School- closed.
Lynn Grove High School – open as normal
Neatherd High School, Dereham - open to Years 7, 10 and 11 only.
New Eccles Hall School- open as normal.
Northgate High School, Dereham - closed to Years 7, 8 and . Open for Years 10 and 11.
North Walsham High – open as normal. Any student in a class which would have been taken by a teacher involved in industrial action will undertake personal study in a supervised area.
Notre Dame High School - closed to most Year 7-11 students, but open for Sixth Formers.
Old Buckenham High School- closed to years 7, 8, 9 and 10. Open for Year 11 to do supervised independent study.
Open Academy - open as normal.
Ormiston Denes Academy - A normal timetable for all year groups is expected. Parents will be informed via text message alerts and via the academy website should there be any changes to this.
Ormiston Venture Academy – open to Years 7, 11 and Year 9/10 performing arts students, as it is an examination day. Closed to all Year 8, 9 and 10 students, other than those mentioned above.
Ormiston Victory Academy - open as normal.
Pakefield High School - open to Year 10 only.
Reepham High School and College - open to Years 7 and 11 only.
Reffely Primary School - closed.
Robert Kett Junior School - open as normal.
Sewell Park College - closed to Years 7, 8 and 9. Open for Years 10,11, 12 and 13.
Sheringham High – Open as normal.
Sheringham Primary – open as normal.
Sir John Leman High School, Beccles - open to Year 11, 12 and 13 only.
Smithdon High School - open as normal.
Springwood High - open as normal.
Sprowston Community High School - closed to Years 7, 8, 9 and 10. Open for Years 11, 12 and 13.
Stalham High – Years 7 and 11 to attend school. Years 8 and 9 to stay at home. Year 10 are out on work experience.
St Clement’s High School - closed for years 9 and 10 but open for years 7, 8 and 11.
Taverham High School - closed to Years 7, 8, 9 and 10. Open for Years 11, 12 and 13.
Terrington St Clement Community School - open as normal.
Thetford Academy - open as normal.
Tilney St Lawrence Primary School - open as usual.
Wayland Academy, Watton - open as normal.
Wells Primary School - open as normal.
Wymondham College - closed for Years 7, 8 and 9 day students. Open for for years 10 to 13 and boarders in years 7 to 9.
Wymondham High - closed but open for sixth form.