The two largest teachers' unions have announced plans for strikes in this region, next month.
The NUT and the NASUWT say their concerns about teachers' pensions and working conditions are not being listened to.
Click below to see Emma Hutchinson's report from Westminster:
More top news
After a night of thunderstorms across the East, this afternoon and this evening will stay calm, warm and sunny.
Two schoolboys have sent their favourite teddy bear up into the atmosphere.
A British family believed to have fled to Syria have joined Islamic State, according to a statement said to be released on their behalf.