Striking teachers demonstrate in Plymouth

Striking teachers have been demonstrating in Plymouth against in protest at what they say is the underfunding of our education system.

The NUT is particularly angry at the Government's backing for academies which it feels is putting money in business rather than furthering children's education.

Flying the flag for the future of education Credit: ITV News

English teacher Tom Briars says it is important to attract people into the profession but it doesn't seem to be very attractive at the moment.

Schools minister Nick Gibb has revealed that "seven out of eight schools are refusing to close" despite the teachers' strike.