Lower school shuts due to industrial action

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Just one school in the Dunstable area is closed today as teachers across the country go on strike.

Lancot Lower is shut for the day due to the NUT action.

Across Central Beds the only other schools affected area Gilbert Inglefield Academy in Leighton Buzzard and Arnold Middle in Barton.

Nearly 25% of NUT members voted in the strike ballot – of those who voted, 91.7% supported strike action.

An NUT spokesman said that “teachers do not take strike action lightly” and he “wholeheartedly apologised” for disruption to parents. He added: “The problems facing education, however, are too great to be ignored and we know many parents share our concerns.”

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan said the strike was “unnecessary” and “harmful”.