Updated: Teacher’s strike – school closures latest


Cockburn School
Cockburn High School. Photograph copyright Humphrey Bolton and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence

Twenty schools in South Leeds will be affected by a teacher’s strike tomorrow, Tuesday 1 October.

Members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the National Association of School Masters and the Union of Women teachers (NASUWT) will be on strike.  The industrial action is part of a national campaign to defend pay, terms and conditions and pensions.

In a statements the unions said:

“Teachers are deeply concerned about the impact these imposed changes are having on the morale of the teaching profession, the recruitment and retention of teachers and on the quality of provision of education for pupils.

“The NUT and the NASUWT are asking the government to enter into genuine talks to resolve this dispute.”

As a result of the action the following schools will be closed completely:

  • Beeston Primary
  • Clapgate Primary
  • Cockburn College of Arts
  • Cottingley Primary
  • Greenmount Primary
  • Hugh Gaitskell Primary
  • Hunslet Carr Primary
  • Hunslet St.Marys C of E Primary
  • Ingram Road Primary
  • Middleton Primary
  • Middleton St Mary’s C of E Primary
  • Sharp Lane Primary
  • South Leeds Academy
  • South SILC (Broomfield)
  • Westwood Primary
  • Windmill Primary

These schools will be partially closed:

  • Beeston Hill St.Lukes C of E Primary
  • Hunslet Moor Primary
  • New Bewerley Primary
  • Park View Primary

Information correct at 2pm Monday 30 September

All parents should have been notified by their children’s school, but if they are unsure Leeds City Council advises them to contact the school directly.

3 Replies to “Updated: Teacher’s strike – school closures latest”

  1. I don’t quite understand why the relevant unions think strike action will be effective. It would be good to hear from a teacher who is striking tomorrow what they think will be achieved.

    From a local perspective it seems to me that the people who are adversely affected are children and their parents. If I had to give up a day’s pay to look after my children I think I would be less likely to be sympathetic to teachers on strike.

    From a national perspective it encourages this government to portray teachers (even more) negatively and to encourage those – not just in this government – who want more of a ‘free market’ in education.

    Aren’t there more imaginative and effective ways of bringing people’s attention to concerns teachers have?

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