Teachers' strike action next week

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Parents in West Sussex are being warned that schools could be forced to close or partially close when members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) take industrial action next week.

In a press statement, West Sussex County Council is warning parents to expect disruption to a number of schools when the strike takes place on Tuesday (July 5).

Parents are being advised to check with their child’s school to see what impact the action is likely to have and whether the school will be closed or partially closed to some classes.

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Decisions about whether to close a school for the day are taken by individual headteachers and governing bodies.

The council statement says that if a school remains open the headteacher and governing body need to check they have appropriate staffing arrangements in place to ensure the safety of pupils.

The county council has stressed that the industrial action is the result of a national dispute between the Government and the teaching union and it has no control of the situation locally.

People can find details of any school closures or partial closures on the County Council website at www.westsussex.gov.uk or by checking individual school websites.

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Parents should be aware in some cases a decision to close a school may be made at very short notice.

The council adds that the accuracy of information on the county council website regarding the impact of the strike is dependent on individual schools notifying the county council of closures.

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