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Hundreds of schools close during teachers' strike

Second strike by teachers Credit: Calendar news

Hundreds of schools in the region will either close or partially close today as teachers take strike action for the second time in just under six months.

In Lincolnshire just six schools will fully close, whilst 63 will shut their doors in South Yorkshire and 11 in East Yorkshire as teachers strike over workloads, performance related pay and unfair pension changes.

Around 250 schools will close in West, South and North Yorkshire, with at least another 460 partially closing in a move which will affect thousands of pupils.


Kirklees axe three specialist teachers

Kirklees Council has announced it is to lose three of its specialist teachers who provide support for deaf children in schools.

Despite a long campaign by local families the cuts will come into force in September.

Parents believe the cuts will have a devastating effect on their children's future as they will then be even more at risk of not developing communication skills and failing at school.

They have the support of the National Deaf Children's Charity.