Dozens of schools have announced they will close next week as teachers go on strike – but many other parents in the region are being left in the dark.
Action is scheduled for next Tuesday by the NUT and NASUWUT unions, which together represent around 80 per cent of the profession.
Union chiefs have called for the Government to hold ‘meaningful’ talks about a long-running dispute about pay, pensions and workload.
Staffordshire County Council has compiled a list of schools which will close for industrial action. The authority has put together a system where schools upload the most up-to-date information online.
Other councils are yet to follow suit however, though education chiefs have been swift to highlight they will do all they can to minimise the disruption.
County Councillor Ben Adams, education chief, said: “Looking at the school closure list will give parents a clear indication of which schools will be wholly or partially affected by the industrial action taking place. We know from previous experience that some schools will close fully, whereas others may only be partially closed.
“The online list is updated the moment we receive notification of a closure”
Dudley Councillor Tim Crumpton, cabinet member for children’s services, added: “Our priority will continue to be the education and welfare of all of our pupils and we will be working hard to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.”
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