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Ofsted chief condemns 'disruptive' NUT strike action

On the eve of strike action by the National Union of Teachers, the head of Ofsted told ITV News he condemned that action.

Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw also spoke of his new mission to improve classroom discipline, calling on headteachers to be tougher and more consistent in their methods.

ITV News social affairs editor Penny Marshall reports:

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Ofsted boss condemns 'disruptive' teachers' strike

The head of schools regulator Ofsted has told ITV News the planned teachers' strike is disruptive and unwelcome.

Members of the National Union of Teachers, the UK's biggest teaching union, are set to stage a walkout in England and Wales tomorrow over an ongoing dispute over pay and working conditions.

ITV News social affairs editor Penny Marshall reports:

Find out if your school is affected by the teachers' strike here

Ofsted chief condemns teachers' strike action

Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw has condemned the teachers' strike set to take place in England and Wales tomorrow.

Sir Michael told ITV News social affairs editor Penny Marshall: "I don't like strikes, I'm sure parents don't like strikes, I'm sure students don't like strikes.

"Learning is disrupted and teachers know that when children leave a school temporarily for day or two days ... it's much more difficult to get back to the routine."

Asked if he condemned the strike action, the chief inspector of schools in England said: "Yes I do."

Find out if your school is affected by the teachers' strike here

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