How schools in Hartlepool and East Durham will be affected by teacher strikes

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THOUSANDS of school children are set to be disrupted on Thursday when their teachers take part in a one-day strike in a long-running row over pay, pensions and workload.

Members of two teaching unions, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and NASUWT, are taking part in region-wide strike action tomorrow affecting primary and secondary school children.

Officials at Hartlepool Borough Council say the decision as to whether individual schools close, remain open or close partially, is down to the governing body and headteacher.

Education chiefs stress they do “everything possible” to minimise the impact on children affected by the walk-out.

At the time of going to press, a total of 18 town schools had confirmed they will be closed, with 13 partial closures and five remaining open.

Pupils in East Durham are also set to be disrupted with closures and partial closures across the county.

Areas included in this round of strike action include the North East, Cumbria, London, South East and South West.

Hartlepool Borough Council’s assistant director of education, Dean Jackson, said: “The decision as to whether individual schools close, partly close or remain open are taken by the governing body and headteacher.

“We are however providing support to schools in whatever way we can to minimise the impact on children and helping to communicate the disruption to parents.

“More detailed, specific details relating to individual schools, will be communicated to parents by the schools themselves via their usual channels.”

The strike action is the latest move in the campaign by the unions over Government education reforms.

NUT and NASUWT members in the East Midlands, West Midlands, Yorkshire and Humberside and the Eastern region took part in a walkout on October 1, followed by those in the North East, London, the South East and the South West on Thursday.

The Government has previously condemned the unions’ rolling campaign of walkouts and said it is disruptive to pupils’ education.

Under the Government’s reforms, due to come into effect from this autumn, teachers’ pay will be linked to performance in the classroom - with schools setting salaries rather than following a national framework. Changes have also been made to public sector 
pensions.

Barnard Grove Primary School. Closed

Brougham Primary School. Closed

Clavering Primary School. Closed

Fens Primary School. Partially open

Golden Flatts Primary School. Closed

Grange Primary School. Closed

Greatham CofE Primary School. Closed

Hart Primary School. Closed

Hartlepool Pupil Referral Unit. Open

High Tunstall College of Science. ClosedHoly Trinity Church of England (Aided) Primary School. 
Partially open

Jesmond Gardens Community Primary School. Partially open

Kingsley Primary School. Closed

Lynnfield Primary School. Partially open

Manor College of Technology. Partially open

Rift House Primary School. Closed

Rossmere Primary School. Closed

Sacred Heart RC Primary School. Closed

Seaton Carew Nursery School. Open

Springwell School. Open

St Aidans CofE Memorial Primary School. Closed

St Begas RC Primary School. Partially open

St Cuthberts RC Primary School. Partially open

St Helens Primary School. 
Partially open

St Hilds Church of England Voluntary Aided School. Partially open

St John Vianney RC Primary School. Partially open

St Josephs RC Primary School. Partially open

St Teresas RC Primary School. Closed

St. Peter’s Elwick Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School. Closed

English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College. Closed

Throston Primary School. Open

Ward Jackson Primary School. Closed

West Park Primary School. Closed

West View Primary School. Closed

Eldon Grove. Closed

Stranton. Open.

East Durham:

Cotsford Infant School. Partial closure. Pupils in Class 2 should not come to school. All other classes should come to school as normal.

Cotsford Junior School. Closed

Deaf Hill Primary School. Closed

Our Lady of the Rosary RCVA Primary School. Closed

Our Lady Star of the Sea RCVA Primary School. Closed

Seascape Primary School. Closed

Sedgefield Primary School. Closed

Trimdon Junior School. Closed

Wellfield School Maths and Computing College. The school is closed for pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9

Wingate Junior School. Closed.