A Department for Education spokesman has commented on today's planned teaching union strikes.
The spokesman said:
We are very disappointed that the NUT has chosen to take industrial action. Only a tiny minority of their members voted in favour but it will damage the profession's reputation.
Parents will be especially concerned that union chiefs have called on their members to only send one school report home a year.
The NUT and NASUWT are taking industrial action about pay and working conditions before the independent pay review body has made any recommendations.
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