|Local Schools Disrupted By Strike|
Teachers and support staff to join in public sector day of action
Schools across the borough faced closure or disruption from a one-day strike today ( July 10), as public sector unions withdrew their labour in protest against government cutbacks.
In some schools, teachers, support staff and kitchen staff decided to support the strike which has been called by members of the NUT, GBM and Unison.
Seven of the borough's 15 secondary schools said they would be fully shut as NUT (National Union of Teacher) members join firefighters and council staff in industrial action.
A number of schools were partially closed. Hounslow Council said it would be seeking to maintain services to the most vulnerable sections of the community.
In Chiswick, schools which confirmed closure include;
Strand on the Green schools, Grove Park Primary School and Chiswick School.
Most schools have already alerted parents by letter or email or on the school website.
Last March a one-day strike by the NUT affected 5,000 primaries across the UK.
Across the borough the secondary school situation is:
Gunnersbury Catholic School, Brentford - only open for year 10 pupils
Cranford Community College - revision sessions and day trip still taking place
Green School for Girls, Isleworth - open as normal for years nine, 10 and 12
Gumley House Convent School, Isleworth - no lessons for years seven, eight and 10 (summer open morning still going ahead)
St Mark's Catholic School, Hounslow - all pupils in except those in year 10
OPEN AS NORMAL
Isleworth & Syon School
Lampton School, Hounslow
Reach Academy, Feltham