Teachers strike again weeks before exams, students face more chaos

Thousands of teachers are on strike today over pay just weeks before children take their GCSE and A-level exams, further disrupting students and parents.

Students and parents face more turmoil today as thousands of teachers across the country strike again.

Members of the National Education Union (NEU) are leaving weeks before kids are due to take their GCSE and A-level exams on day five of this year’s national educator strike action.

More than half of Britain’s 22,000 schools closed or partially closed the day before the strike. Cost of living crisis.

The government had previously proposed a one-time payment of £1,000 for the current academic year and an average salary increase of 4.3% for staff next year, but this was rejected and withdrawn.

A few weeks before children take their GCSE and A Level exams, members of the UK's National Education Union (NEU) leave.

A few weeks before children take their GCSE and A Level exams, members of the UK’s National Education Union (NEU) leave.

Many secondary schools in England are expected to prioritize 11th and 13th grades during the strike as the dates for the GCSE and A Level exams approach.

The NEU has provided guidance to support arrangements to “provide the minimum necessary level of faculty and staff” during the strike so that GCSE and A-level students can attend school for review activities and exam practice. issued.

School closures are expected to vary across England. Some counties provide a list of school closures, while others encourage parents to check with individual schools.

The union is asking for an increase above inflation, plus additional funding to keep the wage increase out of the school’s existing budget.

Four education unions, the NEU, the NASUWT Education Union, the National Association of Principals (NAHT), and the Association of Schools and College Leaders (ASCL), rejected LAST’s salary offer.

Last year classroom teachers were paid an average of £38,982 in England, £39,009 in Wales and £40,026 in Scotland in the 2021-22 school year.

Over the same period, the average salary of a headmaster in England was £74,095, while the average salary of other senior leaders was £57,117.

Many secondary schools in England are expected to prioritize students in grades 11 and 13 during the strike as the dates for the GCSE and A Level exams approach.

The majority of UK public school teachers rose 5% last year.

But taking inflation into account, UK teacher salaries fell by an average of 11% between 2010 and 2022, the Institute for Finance said.

Ahead of last week’s strike, a Department of Education spokesperson said: We offered fair and reasonable compensation in recognition of the hard work and dedication of our teachers.

“Thanks to another £2 billion invested in schools, funding for schools will be at an all-time high next year.”

The NEU is considering a three-day strike during the summer semester in the UK.

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