West Sussex set for teachers’ strike

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PARENTS are being warned to expect disruption at a large number of schools as two of the biggest teaching unions take industrial action next week.

Members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) plan to strike on Thursday, October 17.

Last time the two unions took similar action around 75 per cent of schools in West Sussex closed.

West Sussex County Council is advising parents to check with their child’s school to see what impact the industrial action – part of a national dispute – is likely to have.

Decisions about whether to close a school for the day are taken by individual head teachers and governing bodies.

Parents can find details of any school closures or partial closures in the Grid for Learning section of the county council website.

A map of closures is also available.

Parents can also check on individual school websites and there will be updates on the Observer websites next week.