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Craven schools affected by strike action
7:00am Thursday 3rd October 2013 in News
Hundreds of Craven schoolchildren had an unexpected day off on Tuesday as teachers took action against pay and working conditions.
Several schools were either completely or partially closed because of action taken by members of the two largest teachers unions, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the National Association of School Teachers and Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT).
Skipton’s Aireville School, Threshfield’s Upper Wharfedale School, Glusburn CP School and Sutton County Primary were among those to be entirely closed, while Skipton Girls’ High, Ermysted’s Grammar, Settle College, High Bentham Primary, Thornton-in-Craven Primary, and Ingleton Primary, were all partially closed.
A spokesman from North Yorkshire County Council said: “The local authority has written to school governing bodies.
“The authority is not a party to this national dispute but is offering support and advice to schools.
“The authority strongly encourages governing bodies and headteachers to keep schools open wherever possible to maintain continuity of educational provision, taking into account health and safety requirements.”