Teachers strike to affect schools in Skegness, Spilsby and Alford

The majority of local schools are expected to remain open during tomorrow’s nationwide teachers’ strike, though parents have been warned to be prepared for last minute closures.

The only schools in the Standard’s region to have announced closures as of Monday morning were Skegness Grammar School and Spilsby’s Lady Jane Franklin School. Alford’s John Spendluffe Technology College was listed as ‘partially open’.

Lincolnshire County Council has warned parents that union members could still change their minds on whether to strike and have advised they check with the school.

Director of children’s services at the county council Debbie Barnes said: “We have advised schools that if they will be without staff they have to consider whether they have adequate cover to ensure the safety of children.

“This will determine whether they should close for the day or not.

“Schools that are closing should be informing parents and carers as soon as possible so they can make arrangements for their children.”

The strikes have been organised by teaching unions in opposition to the education policies of the coalition government.

The National Union of Teachers’ regional secretary Ian Stevenson said: “Parents understand that the polices of this government are an attack on teachers, education and therefore the children’s future.

“The NUT is being very clear that teachers will strike and schools will close on Tuesday, because the Secretary of Stage refuses to engage or enter into serious negotiation,which could resolve this dispute.

“This government has attacked teachers’ pay and conditions on an unprecedented scale.

“It is forcing through an ideological experiment with children’s lives,

“Teachers believe that they have a duty to speak out to defend themselves and the children they teach.”

The status of each local school is as follows:

Alford John Spendluffe Academy – Partially Open

Alford Primary School – Open

Burgh le Marsh St Peter and St Paul CE Primary School – Open

Chapel St Leonards Primary School – Open

Friskney All Saints Church of England Primary School – Open

Great Steeping Primary School – Open

Halton Holegate CE Primary School – Open

Hogsthorpe Community Primary School – -Open

Huttoft Primary School – Open

Ingoldmells Academy – Open

Partney CE Primary School – Open

Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School a selective Academy – Open

SKegness Academy – Open

Skegness Grammar School – Closed

Skegness Infant School – Open

Skegness Junior Academy – Open

Skegness Seathorne Primary School – Open

Skegness The Richmond School – Open

Spilsby Primary School – Open

Spilsby The King Edward VI Humanities College – Open

Spilsby The Lady Jane Franklin School – Closed

The Eresby School Spilsby – Open

Toynton All Saints Primary School – Open

Wainfleet Magdalen CE Methodist School – Open

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