Featherstone school set to see teachers walk out on strike for six days

St Wilfrid's school, North Featherstone.
St Wilfrid's school, North Featherstone.
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Teachers at St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School could take six days of strike action next month in a row over “leadership and management issues.”

The Featherstone school will be closed on Tuesday, November 3 due to a strike by members of the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT), the National Union of Teachers and Unison.

The unions are also planning five days of further strikes in November.

Celia Foote, national executive member for the NASUWT, said: “The strike revolves around issues with leadership and management at the school. Some of those issues have been resolved but there are still some outstanding issues. Unfortunately, the strikes would impact on the students which is why we are doing our utmost to sort the issues with management.” The strike announcement comes just weeks after headteacher David Lewis asked to be released from his contract. The school said Helen Gilroy will act as headteacher until a permanent appointment is made.

The protest by Leeds Trades Council on Saturday

Show of ‘solidarity’ for strikers