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Teachers’ strike set to cause chaos in Colchester
2:40pm Friday 27th September 2013 in News
Dozens of schools will be shut of partially closed when teachers go on strike, it has been confirmed.
Teachers are holding the walk out over pay and conditions on Tuesday.
The majority of schools expect to be at least partially open with Stanway School, Hedingham Schol and East Bergholt High the only schools in the area announcing complete closures yesterday (Thursday).
Parents have criticised the action, saying it will leave them out-of-pocket and disrupt their children’s education.
What’s happening at your child’s school
- Colchester Academy – Open but no after school clubs
- Colchester Grammar School
- Clacton Coastal Academy
- Alderman Blaxill, Colchester
- Stanway School
- Hedingham Schol
- East Bergholt High
- The Gilberd School
- Thurstable School, Tiptree (school closed but sixth form open. Pupils can attend if parents can’t find childcare. Buses will be running as usual)
- Philip Morant, Colchester (the school will be closed but the college will remain open)
- Colchester County High School For Girls (a revised timetable that will be announced today)
- St Helena, Colchester (open for Years 7, 10 and 11 only. Open evening still going ahead)
- St Benedict's, Colchester (open for Year 7 only)
- Clacton County High Schools (open for Year 11 and sixth form students)
- Ramsey Academy, Halstead (open to Years 10 and 11 for them to carried out supervised study)
- Notley High, Braintree (open for sixth form and Year 10 and 11 for supervised study by prior arrangement)
- Alec Hunter, Braintree (open for Year 7)
- New Rickstones, Witham (open for Year 7, 11, 12 and 13)
- Maltings Academy, Witham (open for Years 12 and 13)
- Harwich and Dovercourt (open for Year 11 and sixth form pupils)
- Thomas Lord Audley, Colchester (open for Years 9, 10 and 11 only)
- Manningtree High School (open for Year 11 only)
- Tendring Technology College (open for Year 8 students at Thorpe Campus and Years 11 and 13 at Frinton Campus. Year 11 Controlled Assessment and Year 13 trip to Thorpe Park still going ahead)
Undecided or unable to comment
- Colne Academy, Brightlingsea (decision to be made on Monday)
What the teachers will be doing on Tuesday
Striking teachers are expected to travel to Cambridge to take part in a large demonstration.
Jerry Glazier, general secretary of the Essex branch of NUT, said: “The union is doing all it can to ensure the day is a successful one in terms of getting the message across to parents.
“I’ve had very positive feedback from schools. I believe it will be a very supported.”
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