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Teachers at primary school on strike over academy plans

School teachers and staff walked out of a primary school in East Sussex - in protest at plans to turn it into an academy.

Parents at Moulsecoomb Primary in Brighton say they don't want their school removed from local authority control - and put into the hands of a trust, arguing it would be effectively 'privatised'.

Teachers and staff walked out Credit: ITV
More demonstrators make their point Credit: ITV
  • Watch the report by Sarah Saunders below...

The Department for Education says the change would give the Head Teacher more control.

Interviewees: Kay Hunt, teacher; Natasha Ide, parent; and Amanda Martin, President, National Education Union.