Thousands of teachers on strike

Thousands of teachers are taking part in a one-day strike today in a continued row over pay, pensions and working conditions. The walkout will affect schools in the East of England, the East Midlands, West Midlands and Yorkshire and Humberside.

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The schools affected by one-day teachers' strike

Thousands of teachers are taking part in a one-day strike today in a continued row over pay, pensions and working conditions. The walkout will affect schools in the East of England, the East Midlands, West Midlands and Yorkshire and Humberside.

Thousands of teachers are taking part in a one-day strike today. Credit: Press Association

Click below for the schools affected in:

Yorkshire

East of England

East Midlands

West Midlands

Teachers striking will 'hold back children's education'

A Department for Education spokeswoman said thousands of teachers striking today was "disappointing" and their actions would "hold back children's education".

The government has called the strike 'disappointing'. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

She said: "It is disappointing that the NUT and NASUWT are striking over the Government's measures to allow heads to pay good teachers more."

"All strikes will do is disrupt parents' lives, hold back children's education and damage the reputation of the profession," the spokeswoman added.

Read: Unions call for 'attitude change' from government on teaching

The first regional walkout took place in the North West on June 27, and further strikes are expected to take place on October 17 in the North East, South East, South West and London.

Plans for a national one-day walkout before Christmas have also been announced by the two unions.

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Unions call for 'attitude change' from govt on teaching

England's two biggest teaching unions NASUWT and the National Union of Teachers, who organised today's strike, have called for "a change in the government's attitude to education".

The overwhelming majority of teachers in four regions will be on strike today.

Strike action is a last resort, teachers have been left with no choice but to demonstrate their anger and frustration in the face of their genuine concerns being dismissed and trivialised.

– Chris Keates, NASUWT General Secretary

No teacher takes strike action lightly but the intransigence of this Education Sectary has left teachers with no choice.

We cannot stand by and watch our profession be systematically attacked and undermined. There needs to be a change in the Government's attitude to teachers and education.

– Christine Blower, NUT general secretary

Thousands of teachers set for one-day strike

Thousands of teachers will take part in a one-day strike today in a row over pay, pensions and working conditions.

Thousands of teachers are set to strike today. Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

The walkout is taking place across four regions in England - the East of England, the East Midlands, West Midlands and Yorkshire and Humberside - with tens of thousands of schoolchildren set to be affected.

England's two biggest teaching unions, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the NASUWT, have organised the latest wave of regional strikes.

The Government has condemned the move, saying it is "disappointed" the unions have decided to strike.