Thousands of teachers are taking part on a one-day strike today in a continued row over pay, pensions and working conditions.
Hundreds of schools are to close tomorrow as teachers strike in a long running row over over pay, pensions and workload.
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Michael Gove is "dismissing" the concerns of teachers "as if we were children", one school staff member has told Daybreak.
The education secretary's controversial reforms include performance related pay, which one teacher said "is not really fair" as it is based on the results pupils obtain, not what teachers do in the classroom.
More than 100 schools in the region will be closed or operating with reduced staff today, October 1, as teachers walk out in protest at industry changes.
The action in North Yorkshire comes two weeks ahead of similar action in the North East.
A Department for Education spokeswoman said thousands of teachers striking today was "disappointing" and their actions would "hold back children's education".
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.
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.
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".
– Chris Keates, NASUWT General Secretary
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.
– Christine Blower, NUT 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.
– Department for Education spokesperson
It is disappointing that the NUT and NASUWT are striking over the Government's measures to allow heads to pay good teachers more.
In a recent poll, 61% of respondents supported linking teachers' pay to performance and 70% either opposed the strikes or believed that teachers should not be allowed to strike at all.
Teachers will stage two days of walkouts in October in a row over pay, pensions and workload.
Two teaching unions have announced that their members in eight areas of England will strike in October with thousands of pupils set to be affected.
Unions NUT and NASUWT said members in the East Midlands, West Midlands, Yorkshire and Humberside and the Eastern region will take part in a walkout on October 1.
Those in the North East, London, the South East and the South West will strike on October 17.
A national strike is likely to follow and take place before Christmas.
The two largest teachers' unions, who have announced they will go on strike before Christmas, have criticised Education Secretary Michael Gove for his "relentless attack" on the profession.
– Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT
The Secretary of State needs to take seriously the very deep concerns and anger of teachers and school leaders.The relentless attack on the teaching profession is damaging the morale of teachers and undermining the education of pupils.
The Secretary of State has the opportunity to avoid further national strike action by demonstrating that he is willing to engage seriously on the issues that we have put to him.
– Christine Blower, General Secretary of the NUT
Michael Gove is well aware that under his time as Education Secretary, teacher morale has plummeted. Teachers are angry at the Government’s continual undermining of their pay, pensions and working conditions.
Strike action is always a last resort for teachers and they are very well aware of the difficulties that this causes for parents and pupils. Teachers, however, have been left with no option. If we do not take a stand now to defend the profession, then the consequences for teacher recruitment and education will be disastrous for all.
The two largest teachers' unions have announced a national strike in England before Christmas over working conditions.
The NUT and NASUWT represent nine out of 10 teachers in the country.