50 schools in Cornwall to close as teachers strike on Wednesday

50 schools in Cornwall to close as teachers strike on Wednesday

50 schools in Cornwall to close as teachers strike on Wednesday

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A national strike by teachers this Wednesday will see more than 50 schools in Cornwall close or partially close to students.

A march is set to take place at 10.30am, gathering outside the Hall for Cornwall in Truro, with a rally planned for outside the Truro City Council town hall.

The strike has been called over what unions say is excessive workload and bureaucracy, the introduction of performance related pay and "unfair" pension changes.

The following school will be affected.

• Alverton Primary School (Partial Closure)
• Berrycoombe Primary School ( closed to Year 5. Open to Reception, Years 1,2,3 and 6)
• Biscovey Infant School (closed for Kestrel and Swift classes only)
• Bodmin College
• Bodriggy Academy
• Budehaven Community School (closed to Year 7-10. The ARB will be open to all students of all year groups. Years 11-13 should attend as normal. School transport will run as normal. A menu of hot and cold food will be available)
• Camborne Science and International Academy ( will be open for Years 10, 11 and VI Form)
Camelford Primary School (open for Harlyn, Lundy and Polzeath classes only)
• Carclaze Community Primary School ( Two classes will be closing, one in year 5 and one in Year 6)
• Coverack School
• Curnow School ( 2 classes closing)
• Doubletrees School ( 3 classes closed F1, F3 and F4)
• Duloe School
• Falmouth School (open for years 11,12 and 13 only)
• Hayle Community School (open to Years 9,10 and 11 only)
• Helston Community College (closed to Years 7-11. Open to Post 16 students to use study facilities unsupervised and attend lessons taught by their teacher, if not taking action)
• Humphry Davy ( open to Year 10 and 11 only)
• Lanivet School
• Launceston College (Partial Closure)
• Lostwithiel School (Apple class Foundation stage, closed for the morning session, open 1pm-3.15pm. Oak class Year 1 closed all day. Conker class Year 5 and 6 closed all day)
• Manaccan School
• Marlborough School (closed for classes Reception, Year 1 and 5 only)
• Mounts Bay Academy ( closed to Year 7,8,9 and 10 students. Open for Year 11 students who will undertake Masterclasses)
• Nancledrea School (2 classes out of 4 will be closed)
• Nanpean School (open for Hendra and Melbur classes only)
• Newlyn School
• Parc Eglos
• Penryn College (closed to Years 7,8,9,10 students but open to Year 11 students and students selected for help wtih their literacy. The French Exchange and Health and Social care trip to the Knowledge Spar will continue. Transport is normal and there will be some food available on that day. All school activities are cancelled.
• Pencalenick (open for upper school only)
• Pendeen School
• Penponds School
• Pool Academy (open for year 10 and 11 only)
• Redruth School (open for year 11 and sixth form only)
• Rosemellin School (2 classes open, 2 closed)
• Sennen School
• Sir James Smiths Community School (open for Year 11 only)
• St Agnes School (classes 2,3,4 and 6 open. Classes 1 and 5 closed)
• St Day & Carharrack Community School
• St Dennis Community Primary School
• St Keverne School
• St Levan
• St Martin-in-Meneage Primary School
• St Stephens Community Academy ( Main school closed, however ARB will be open)
• Stratton Primary School (Mrs Turvey's Year 2 class closed all day. Year 6 will be closed in the afternoon and parents need to collect their children at 12.30pm)
• Stoke Climsland School (Foundation class, Year 1 and 4 closed for the day, Years 2, 3, 5 and 6 open)
• Tregony Community Primary School (Partial Closure)
Wadebridge School
• Weeth School (Foundation stage 2 closed)
• Wendron School
• Whitemoor Academy
• Whitstone Community Primary School (open for class 3 only)

 

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2:27pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

Whether or not the cause is justified, I would not like to judge, however, what I do believe to be wrong, is, if parents take their children out of school unofficially, they can be issued with a fine, but a strike is allowed at inconvenience and expense to parents.
Whether or not the cause is justified, I would not like to judge, however, what I do believe to be wrong, is, if parents take their children out of school unofficially, they can be issued with a fine, but a strike is allowed at inconvenience and expense to parents. Gillian R.Z. Martin
  • Score: 8

7:46am Tue 25 Mar 14

Three Word Wonder says...

Disgraceful unprofessional action
Disgraceful unprofessional action Three Word Wonder
  • Score: 2

5:01pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

I approve of striking teachers, but unfortunately, when I was at school, they were all pretty plain-looking ;-(
I approve of striking teachers, but unfortunately, when I was at school, they were all pretty plain-looking ;-( Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe
  • Score: 3

2:52pm Fri 28 Mar 14

diesel 1 says...

People take their kids out of school to go on holiday, usually for a week. This strike was for one day. If people cant manage for one day, then don't have children. Get a life !!!!!!!!!
People take their kids out of school to go on holiday, usually for a week. This strike was for one day. If people cant manage for one day, then don't have children. Get a life !!!!!!!!! diesel 1
  • Score: 0

3:01pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

Why are they in school anyway? They should all be set free to roam this glorious land unfettered by social constraints.
Why are they in school anyway? They should all be set free to roam this glorious land unfettered by social constraints. Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe
  • Score: 4

4:25pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

diesel 1 wrote:
People take their kids out of school to go on holiday, usually for a week. This strike was for one day. If people cant manage for one day, then don't have children. Get a life !!!!!!!!!
Actually if parents take their children out of school unofficially for one day for a day out or Christmas shopping or whatever, they can receive a fine because it is claimed they are missing out on their education.
If your rudeness happens to be a prime example of a teacher then I pity the children.
[quote][p][bold]diesel 1[/bold] wrote: People take their kids out of school to go on holiday, usually for a week. This strike was for one day. If people cant manage for one day, then don't have children. Get a life !!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Actually if parents take their children out of school unofficially for one day for a day out or Christmas shopping or whatever, they can receive a fine because it is claimed they are missing out on their education. If your rudeness happens to be a prime example of a teacher then I pity the children. Helston fly on the wall
  • Score: 0

4:32pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

Someone thumbs-downed my light-hearted comment, but I've thumbs-upped it back to zero. Ha!
Someone thumbs-downed my light-hearted comment, but I've thumbs-upped it back to zero. Ha! Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe
  • Score: 5

4:37pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

Who did that? Show your face!
Who did that? Show your face! Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe
  • Score: 4

6:27pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe wrote:
Who did that? Show your face!
Not guilty your honour, I have a sense of humour.

Years ago some teachers used to strike - the pupils.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe[/bold] wrote: Who did that? Show your face![/p][/quote]Not guilty your honour, I have a sense of humour. Years ago some teachers used to strike - the pupils. Gillian R.Z. Martin
  • Score: 2

7:19am Sat 29 Mar 14

juwhite says...

Not guilty LBFS. Please don't stop posting LBFS and GSM. I have been laughing. Diesel if parents take their OWN children out they get fined but it is planned for e.g. time off work but with the long holidays children get parents cannot take every strike day off. Teachers are well paid in terms of what they do if they want more money then make ofsted inspections without notice so they cannot prepare or bribe kids to behave which has happened to my kids so when parents say what the school is like they do not get believed.
Not guilty LBFS. Please don't stop posting LBFS and GSM. I have been laughing. Diesel if parents take their OWN children out they get fined but it is planned for e.g. time off work but with the long holidays children get parents cannot take every strike day off. Teachers are well paid in terms of what they do if they want more money then make ofsted inspections without notice so they cannot prepare or bribe kids to behave which has happened to my kids so when parents say what the school is like they do not get believed. juwhite
  • Score: 3

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