Many schools have closed today as teachers strike across the East and West Midlands, with teaching unions taking action over plans to change pensions and the way teachers are paid.
Parents in Derby have given mixed reaction to today's strikes.
More than a thousand striking teachers have marched through Birmingham over changes to their pay and pensions.
They are unhappy about government plans to introduce performance related pay.
They also say a 1% pay rise this year and previous pay freezes have cut their wages and they are being asked to pay more into their pensions.
Teachers have been protesting across the Midlands today over pay and pensions.
Many schools are closed as teachers strike, with teaching unions taking action over plans to change pensions and the way teachers are paid.
Speaking at a protest in Nottingham today, one campaigner told ITV News Central: "We are gathering for the soul of education, we believe this government has cut back things to such an extent that we have got to make a stand."
Teachers in Birmingham have gone on strike today in a continuing dispute with the Government over education reforms.
Teachers in Nottingham have joined others across the country in a protest march.
In protest to changes in public-sector pensions and proposed alterations to pay and working conditions, classes have been boycotted.
Teachers from across the East Midlands are on strike today, forcing the closure of many schools.
Classes have been boycotted in protest to changes in public-sector pensions and proposed alterations to pay and working conditions.
A protest march has taken place in Derby city centre this morning.
Schools across the region are to be closed today, as teachers from the two largest unions go on strike.
Teachers from the NUT and NASUWT will be picketing today, protesting against changes in public-sector pensions and proposed changes to pay and working conditions.