Parents, teachers, headteachers, governors and other members of the public will rally in Manchester and Liverpool as part of a national campaign to defend the education of children and young people.
The Rallies for Education are jointly organised by the NASUWT and NUT teachers' trade unions, which together represent nine out of ten classroom teachers across the country.
The rallies come as both unions embark on the next phase of their campaign of industrial action which will include a one-day strike in the North West on June 27.
Further Rallies for Education will be held in Birmingham, Cardiff, Newcastle and Leeds in the coming weeks.
The two largest teaching unions, NUT and NASUWT, have announced a series of industrial actions in response to their dispute with the government over pay, pensions and workload.
The actions include:
- National rallies across England and Wales in April and May
- National strikes starting in the North West on June 27
If the Education Secretary does not "respond positively to the unions’ demands" there is also a chance of further strike action in the Autumn term, including a one-day nationwide strike.
Teachers will be striking in Newton-le-willows over working conditions.
Members of the teacher's union NASUWT, will hold the first of three days of action at Newton-le-Willows Primary School in Merseyside.
It's over a new appraisal policy introduced by St Helens Council which subjects teachers to unlimited classroom observations. Up to 14 teachers will walk out today as well as two days next week.