School closures in Diss Express area as a result of strike action
Thousands of pupils in Suffolk and Norfolk have the day off from school after some full and many partial school closures as a result of industrial action.
The National Union of Teachers (NUT) say the strike demands are to increase funding to schools and education, guarantee terms and conditions in all types of schools, and to resume negotiations on teacher contracts to allow workload to be addressed.
In the NUT ballot last month, 91.7 per cent of members voted to strike.
A number of schools in the Diss Express area in Norfolk have been affected. The Diss Express has been supplied a list of schools in Suffolk by the County Council which are subject to industrial action, none of which are in north Suffolk, although a spokesperson explained many schools were yet to inform the authority.
The affected schools in the Diss Express area in Norfolk are:
Dickleburgh CE VC Primary School - Partial closure. No school for classes R, 1, 3 and 4.
Diss Infants and Nursery School - Partial closure. Three classes closed - two in YR, and one in Y2.
Forncett St Peter CE VA Primary School - Following a risk assessment, for health and safety reasons the school will be closed due to industrial action.
Harleston C of E Va Primary School - Partial closure. No school for RB, RT, 1C, 3C, 4R, 5B, 5C, 6A, 6G, and 6P.
Kenninghall Primary School - Closed due to industrial action.
Old Buckenham Community Primary School - Year 1 class closed only due to industrial action. Parents have been informed.
Roydon Primary School - Partial closure. No school for Badgers and Squirrels classes only.
To see the full list of schools closed or partially closed in Norfolk today, visit http://disruptions.norfolk.gov.uk/nccclosures_schools.html