Teachers' strike planned for end of the month

Teachers' strike planned for end of the month

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Lucy Golding

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Teachers' strike planned for end of the month

An upcoming teachers' strike is expected to cause disruption in schools across the borough.

The Royal Borough has received a formal notice from the National Union of Teachers (NUT) informing it of the strike which is due to go ahead on Wednesday, March 26.

It is in the process of contacting schools in Windsor and Maidenhead to find out their plans and how they intend to keep lessons going.

David Scott the Royal Borough's head of education, strategy and commissioning for children's services, said:

"It is still early days. We have had relatively little response to this so far."

He added: “We will have a better understanding in another two weeks but as usual we will be asking schools to do everything they can to sustain teaching and keep schools open.”

Furze Platt Senior School in Furze Platt Road has alerted parents to the strike by e-mail.

Headteacher Tanya White said she is still unclear how many teachers will take part but added 'full closure of the school is likely'.

Parents have been asked to make provisional childcare arrangements.

The day of striking has been initiated by the NUT over issues including working hours and pensions.

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