Teachers’ strike: Will your child’s school be open?

Teachers during a previous day of strike action in 2013 W43012H13
Teachers during a previous day of strike action in 2013 W43012H13

Teaching union the NUT has confirmed that its members will go on strike tomorrow (Tuesday, July 5).

The nationwide action is around pay and working conditions.

David Williams, cabinet member for enterprise, education and skills at Hertfordshire County Council, said: “We hope that there is a speedy resolution to this dispute in the interests of all concerned. In the meantime, we are working closely with schools and headteachers to manage the impact of the strike in Hertfordshire.

“The decision to stay open or to close is for individual school headteachers and governors to make. We have urged as many schools as possible to remain open as long as it is safe to do so, but we do not have any authority to compel them to stay open, whether they are community schools, free schools or academies.

“If school leaders decide to close their doors, we have advised them to inform parents and carers as soon as possible in advance, so that they can make alternative arrangements for their children.”

The best way for parents to find out about closures is by contacting their children’s schools directly. Click here to find contact details for schools across Hertfordshire.