UPDATE: Exmouth schools set to close due to strike action
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Four schools in Exmouth have so far confirmed they will be closed to pupils on Thursday, due to industrial action by teaching staff.
National strikes have been called by the two biggest teaching unions, the NUT and NASUWT, due to concerns about pay, conditions and pensions, with the South West part of Thursday’s second phase of action, along with the South East, London, and the North East.
Exeter Road, The Beacon, Withycombe Raleigh, and Marpool primary schools have all decided to close, to ensure the health and safety of pupils because of reduced staff numbers.
Exmouth Community College is currently asking year 10 pupils to stay at home on Thursday, but is aiming to open for year seven to nine and year 11 pupils, with Post-16 lessons taking place if the class’s teacher is in college.
Woodbury C of E Primary School will be partially closed, with only Maple and Oak classes open.
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