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School strike called off as union looks 'to resolve this dispute'

School strike called off as union looks 'to resolve this dispute'

Francis Batt

School strike called off as union looks 'to resolve this dispute'
Last week's strikers - but no repeat this week
The feud between teachers and managers at St Peter's Middle School seems to have cooled off.

Last week a third of the teachers at the school in Crimp Hill, Old Windsor walked out for a day - picketing staff and pupils as they went in.

But plans for a second day long strike today were called off.

Teachers had claimed that they were being given no time to mark pupils' work or prepare reports by new headteacher Sharon Yardley. They also said Mrs Yardley had refused to negotiate with the NASUWT teachers' union's area national executive member Paul Watkins over the implementation of new Royal Borough pay structures.

This week Mr Watkins said he had been in communication with the school managers, adding: "We are making progress and working with the management of the school to resolve this dispute as soon as possible."

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