Teacher strikes to affect schools in Milton Keynes today

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A number of schools will be partially closed in Milton Keynes today as teachers take industrial action.

Milton Keynes Council has published a list of schools which are likely to be affected.

Schools that have informed the council that they will be partially open are:

Broughton Fields Primary School

Emerson Valley School

Greenleys First School

Jubilee Wood

Portfields Combined School

St Paul’s Catholic School

Stantonbury Campus

The Radcliffe School

Charles Warren

The Hazeley Academy

Milton Keynes Academy


Parents are advised to contact individual schools for full details of class/year group closures.

Nationally, tens of thousands of teachers are expected to take part in today’s action, potentially forcing schools across England and Wales to close to some or all pupils.

The strike has been called by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) as part of a dispute over changes to pay and working conditions as well as pensions.

Union leaders said that the national walkout was a “last resort” but would be going ahead.

NUT deputy general secretary Kevin Courtney said: “It’s still going ahead. Striking is our last resort. We have been trying to persuade Michael Gove to change his mind, he is unwilling. Michael Gove’s policies are exhausting and demoralising teachers and that’s very bad and disruptive for education.

“Thousands of good people are leaving the profession, we are building up to a teacher shortage and our children deserve energetic and enthusiastic teachers not demoralised and exhausted ones.”