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Strike hits school in 24-hour teachers’ walkout

PUBLISHED: 22:59 03 July 2009 | UPDATED: 14:31 05 October 2010

SCHOOLGIRLS face disruption in the final weeks of term when teachers go on strike next week. Staff voted “overwhelming in favour” of a one-day walk-out at Haggerston School for Girls over fears about job cuts

SCHOOLGIRLS face disruption in the final weeks of term when teachers go on strike next week.

Staff voted "overwhelming in favour" of a one-day walk-out at Haggerston School for Girls over fears about job cuts.

The local NUT teachers' association called for a ballot after learning of plans to axe 13 middle management posts and up to three part-time teaching roles at the school in Weymouth Terrace, off Hackney Road, which has a large intake of girls in Hackney and Tower Hamlets.

CUTTING POSTS

Head teacher Maggie Kalnins insists the school must make up for an estimated budget shortfall due to falling pupil numbers.

But the teachers' union media officer Mark Lushington slammed back: "To pretend you can improve the quality of teaching and learning by cutting teaching posts is just silly. That's why teachers voted for industrial action."

The one-day stoppage is on Thursday (July 9) which will badly hit the school just over a fortnight before the summer holiday.


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