Full list of Basingstoke and Deane school closures during strike action

Full list of Basingstoke and Deane school closures during strike action

Full list of Basingstoke and Deane school closures during strike action

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WITH teachers set to walk out on strike this Wednesday as part of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) industrial action, schools in the borough are preparing to close or partially close as a result.

The NUT has organised the strike action over an on-going dispute with the Government about issues regarding excessive workloads, performance related pay and unfair pension changes.

Although teachers do not have to inform their headteachers of their intention to strike, some schools have been able to establish the impact ahead of the day and have taken the decision to announce partial closures.

The full list of school closures in Basingstoke and Deane is below.

To add a school to the list, please call Emily Roberts on 01256 337410 or email the details to emily.roberts@basingstokegazette.co.uk.

  • Aldworth School, Western Way - closed to all years except Year 11.
  • The Costello School, Crossborough Hill - full closure.
  • Cranbourne Business and Enterprise College, Wessex Close - closed to all years except Year 11.
  • Kempshott Junior School, Old Down Close - partial closure.
  • Robert May's School, Odiham - closed to Years 8 and 9.
  • Sherborne St John Primary School, Church Lane - partial closure.
  • The Vyne Community School, Vyne Road - closed for all years except Year 11.
  • Winklebury Junior School, Willoughby Way - partial closure.

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1:43pm Tue 25 Mar 14

JJ38JJ says...

If I had kids then as well as the quality of the education I'd be interested in the reliability of the staff. Does anyone know if the number of teacher days lost to industrial action is part of the Ofsted report?
If I had kids then as well as the quality of the education I'd be interested in the reliability of the staff. Does anyone know if the number of teacher days lost to industrial action is part of the Ofsted report? JJ38JJ
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1:45pm Tue 25 Mar 14

JJ38JJ says...

"To add a school to the list, please call Emily Roberts on 01256 337410 or email the details to emily.roberts@basing
stokegazette.co.uk."

I wonder how many kids have called or emailed! LOL
"To add a school to the list, please call Emily Roberts on 01256 337410 or email the details to emily.roberts@basing stokegazette.co.uk." I wonder how many kids have called or emailed! LOL JJ38JJ
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4:23pm Tue 25 Mar 14

toffeeblock says...

re: the number (or %) of lessons lost statistics - I love that idea. The unions would probably hate it though as schools may lean towards employing staff from unions less likely to strike and hitting their membership.

Sounds good to me though!
re: the number (or %) of lessons lost statistics - I love that idea. The unions would probably hate it though as schools may lean towards employing staff from unions less likely to strike and hitting their membership. Sounds good to me though! toffeeblock
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11:10am Fri 28 Mar 14

Hiliter says...

I am always surprised at the hostility towards teachers who have the temerity to stand up for their rights as workers and i believe genuinely have the well being of their pupils in the longer term in their minds when they do this.
I am not a teacher nor am I directly related to one but I do care about the quality of education being provided for young people and some of the changes being introduced by Michael Gove are unacceptable.
We all recognise that the requirements on workers are changing but to make teachers work until 68 as a minimum with the pressures and long hours which apply to the job is ludicrous. So it is for Nursing staff by the way.Similarly to subject teachers to performance related pay when teaching has to be about much more than achieving outputs and exam results is likely to destroy the commitment of many in the profession.Regrettab
ly from what i have read there is no commitment from Gove to negotiate properly on these issues and despite the statements from the Dfe Teachers like any other workers are left with few alternatives but taking industrial action to bring these issues out in the open.
To be frank if they really want to be effective I advise them to withdraw their support for voluntary supervision of pupils at lunch times and after school activities and Gove would soon come to the negotiating table.
I am always surprised at the hostility towards teachers who have the temerity to stand up for their rights as workers and i believe genuinely have the well being of their pupils in the longer term in their minds when they do this. I am not a teacher nor am I directly related to one but I do care about the quality of education being provided for young people and some of the changes being introduced by Michael Gove are unacceptable. We all recognise that the requirements on workers are changing but to make teachers work until 68 as a minimum with the pressures and long hours which apply to the job is ludicrous. So it is for Nursing staff by the way.Similarly to subject teachers to performance related pay when teaching has to be about much more than achieving outputs and exam results is likely to destroy the commitment of many in the profession.Regrettab ly from what i have read there is no commitment from Gove to negotiate properly on these issues and despite the statements from the Dfe Teachers like any other workers are left with few alternatives but taking industrial action to bring these issues out in the open. To be frank if they really want to be effective I advise them to withdraw their support for voluntary supervision of pupils at lunch times and after school activities and Gove would soon come to the negotiating table. Hiliter
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8:10am Mon 31 Mar 14

jonone says...

Hiliter wrote:
I am always surprised at the hostility towards teachers who have the temerity to stand up for their rights as workers and i believe genuinely have the well being of their pupils in the longer term in their minds when they do this. I am not a teacher nor am I directly related to one but I do care about the quality of education being provided for young people and some of the changes being introduced by Michael Gove are unacceptable. We all recognise that the requirements on workers are changing but to make teachers work until 68 as a minimum with the pressures and long hours which apply to the job is ludicrous. So it is for Nursing staff by the way.Similarly to subject teachers to performance related pay when teaching has to be about much more than achieving outputs and exam results is likely to destroy the commitment of many in the profession.Regrettab ly from what i have read there is no commitment from Gove to negotiate properly on these issues and despite the statements from the Dfe Teachers like any other workers are left with few alternatives but taking industrial action to bring these issues out in the open. To be frank if they really want to be effective I advise them to withdraw their support for voluntary supervision of pupils at lunch times and after school activities and Gove would soon come to the negotiating table.
I imagine that when schools threaten parents with fines if they take their children from schools on the basis that "even one day lost is damaging" - probably goes a long way to generating that hostility. As for the working till 68 and paying more for pensions - boo hoo, been affecting many of us for a long, long time!
[quote][p][bold]Hiliter[/bold] wrote: I am always surprised at the hostility towards teachers who have the temerity to stand up for their rights as workers and i believe genuinely have the well being of their pupils in the longer term in their minds when they do this. I am not a teacher nor am I directly related to one but I do care about the quality of education being provided for young people and some of the changes being introduced by Michael Gove are unacceptable. We all recognise that the requirements on workers are changing but to make teachers work until 68 as a minimum with the pressures and long hours which apply to the job is ludicrous. So it is for Nursing staff by the way.Similarly to subject teachers to performance related pay when teaching has to be about much more than achieving outputs and exam results is likely to destroy the commitment of many in the profession.Regrettab ly from what i have read there is no commitment from Gove to negotiate properly on these issues and despite the statements from the Dfe Teachers like any other workers are left with few alternatives but taking industrial action to bring these issues out in the open. To be frank if they really want to be effective I advise them to withdraw their support for voluntary supervision of pupils at lunch times and after school activities and Gove would soon come to the negotiating table.[/p][/quote]I imagine that when schools threaten parents with fines if they take their children from schools on the basis that "even one day lost is damaging" - probably goes a long way to generating that hostility. As for the working till 68 and paying more for pensions - boo hoo, been affecting many of us for a long, long time! jonone
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