Our Lady’s Convent High School teachers to follow placard-bearing Stoke Newington School staff by going on strike
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Our Lady’s Convent High School teachers are set to follow Stoke Newington School staff by going on strike.
Stoke Newington School was closed today – except for students sitting exams – as placard-bearing teachers went on strike outside the school gates over pay and working conditions.
Under the Conservative party’s manifesto pledge the Clissold Road school will be losing £1.28million by 2022, the equivalent of just over £1,000 less being spent on each pupil and the loss of 31 teachers.
Jamie Duff of Hackney NUT said: “NUT members at Stoke Newington school have taken an important stand against education cuts. This dispute has shown that teachers, support staff, parents and students are united in opposition to funding cuts.”
Hackney’s branch of the NUT has announced that teachers at Our Lady’s Convent will be going on strike between July 4 and July 5 (4th and 5th July) over cuts being imposed at the school.
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Protesting against the cuts has been ramped up across the capital after Fair Funding for All Schools – a parents campaign founded in Haringey – called a mass meeting in July, where groups will converge upon Victoria Embankment and Parliament Square.
Dave Davies, who is divisional secretary of the Hackney NUT said: “Although we recognise the difficulties faced by school management over the threat to school budgets we feel that these cuts are premature and not necessary at the present time.
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“We call upon school governors and management to withdraw these cuts and instead support the joint teachers and parents’ campaign against cuts in education.”
Those attending the Fair Funding for All Schools protest will on Sunday, July 16 will meet at 12 noon at Victoria Embankment, before rallying in Parliament Square at 1.30pm.