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Primary school places to be announced today

Parents will find out if their children have got their chosen primary school place Credit: PA

The anxious wait for thousands of parents and school children will be over later when they find out which primary schools they will be attending. It marks the first National Offer Day for primary schools. Bristol has seen a particular shortage of places in recent years.

Worried parents pack meeting on troubled Bath school

by Richard Payne

Parents of children at a troubled secondary school are asking whether the head teacher should resign after a series of damaging allegations. Oldfield School in Bath is at the centre of a Government investigation after an inspection raised concerns about its leadership and governance.

A new chair of governors told a packed public meeting last night that changes are underway to improve pupil safety and the complaints procedures at the school.


Hundreds of schools disrupted by teacher strike

Thousands of children didn't attend school today as members of the biggest teaching union went on strike.

Teachers insist issues over their pay, pensions and working conditions have reached breaking point and their walk-out was the only way to make the Government listen.

Hundreds of schools were disrupted including 47 closed or partially closed in Gloucestershire 35 in Bristol 52 in Somerset and 14 in Wiltshire.

Teachers take strike action across the West

Some schools in the region are partially open Credit: ITV West

Many schools are shut across the West Country today as teachers go on strike.

It's part of a nationwide walk-out organised by the NUT, in a dispute over performance related pay, as well as pensions and conditions.

The Government says the strike's damaging for children's education and will be unpopular with parents.


Public meeting to discuss Bath school.

A public meeting will be held tonight to discuss concerns over Oldfield School Credit: ITV West

A public meeting is being held tonight to discuss concerns over the running of Oldfield School in Bath. Ofsted has strongly criticised its leadership and management, which led to the Chairman of Governors being replaced.

Councillors, parents and school staff have been invited to tonight's meeting, which was organised by a parent.

Teachers to strike on Wednesday - report

Teachers across the region left their classrooms tonight and won't return until Thursday in protest at proposed Government changes to pay and pensions.

But just how many will join tomorrow's strike is unclear with some schools remaining fully or partially open.

Some working parents are having to take the day off or make alternative childcare arrangements, as our Education Correspondent Richard Payne reports.

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