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Head of Winterbourne International Academy resigns

Winterbourne teachers went on strike in September in a dispute over workloads and pay. Credit: ITV West Country

The head teacher of a school in South Gloucestershire has resigned.

Winterbourne International Academy was hit by a series of strikes in September after teachers walked out over workloads and pay.

Trustees of the school say Beverley Martin will leave at the end of October.

Strike action at Winterbourne International Academy called off

Strike action at Winterbourne International Academy called off Credit: ITV News

Further strike action by teachers at a school in South Gloucestershire has been called off following talks.

Staff at the Winterbourne International Academy walked out for three days in a dispute over work loads and pay.

Unions say several issues have now been resolved at a meeting with managers and trustees.

Teacher strikes called off after talks

Further strike action by teachers at Winterbourne International Academy in South Gloucestershire has been called off following talks.

A three-day walk-out was planned for next week, Unions say several issues were resolved at a meeting with managers and trustees.

The NUT and NASUWT teachers’ union members have voted to accept the settlement offered by the Ridings Federation management. This means the school will be open next week - pending acceptance and delivery of the agreed terms.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the parents of Winterbourne International Academy for their support, patience and forbearance during an understandably challenging period

– Winterbourne NUT

Unions to ask teachers to call off strikes after 'productive' talks

Credit: ITV West Country

Further strike action by teachers at Winterbourne International Academy in South Gloucestershire is expected to be called off following talks.

Unions say several issues were resolved at last night's meeting with managers and trustees. Staff will now be asked to suspend a planned three-day walk-out next week.

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Teacher strikes could be called off after 'productive' talks

Planned strikes could be called off after 'productive' talks. Credit: ITV West Country

Further strike action by teachers at an academy school in South Gloucestershire is expected to be called off following talks tonight.

Winterbourne International Academy was today closed to pupils for a third day today in a dispute over workloads and performance measures - a second strike in as many weeks.

But after meeting managers and trustees this evening, unions have told ITV News several issues have been resolved. Tomorrow, more than 100 members of staff will be ask to suspend three planned days of strikes next week.

'Productive discussions took place today and several issues which were problematic have been resolved.

"These will now be put to union members at a meeting on Friday morning.

"We are hopeful that this will allow us to suspend action next week whilst further talks on the details of the final settlement are held."A further statement will be issued so parents are clear on Monday what will be happening next week."

– NUT and NASUWT statement

Striking teachers to meet with management and parents

This is the teachers' second strike action in two weeks. Credit: ITV West Country

Unions representing striking teachers at a secondary school in South Gloucestershire are holding talks with management tonight.

Three further days of walk-outs are planned at Winterbourne International Academy next week if issues over workload and performance measures aren't resolved.

Parents of students are being invited to a public meeting with teachers next Monday evening.

In a letter to parents teachers apologised for not giving them more information about the reasons behind the strike.

"We are striking on the basis of workload and performance management, which we feel has a direct and detrimental effect on the education of your children. It is our working conditions that are the learning conditions of your children, and they remain at the very heart of this dispute."

– Striking staff at Winterbourne International Academy

Winterbourne teachers strike enters second day

The second strike in as many weeks started yesterday. Credit: ITV West Country

A strike by staff at a secondary school in South Gloucestershire is now entering its second day.

Teachers at Winterbourne International Academy have walked out for 48 hours in a dispute over pay and workloads. Further talks will take place today and if they don't reach an agreement, more industrial action is planned for next week.

This strike action is the second in two weeks.

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