Rallying call ahead of strike — see which schools will be affected

By Richard Wright

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Rallying call ahead of strike — see which schools will be affected

Mark Chiverton, of Unison Isle of Wight branch, one of the unions involved in the strike.

A RALLYING call has been issued by unions for the support of members and the public for Thursday’s public sector strike.

A mass rally has been called, starting at 11am outside County Hall, where representatives of all the unions — including regional officials — are expected to speak.

The Newport rally is part of the national action called by unions including UNISON, the National Union of Teachers (NUT), GMB and Unite.

Schools are expected to bear the brunt of the one day strike which will also affect Isle of Wight Council services.

It is mainly over pay, but the Island’s Fire Brigades’ Union is expected to show support for the rally.

It is pursuing its own action over pensions and the government plan to increase the fire service pension age.

For information about how Isle of Wight Council services will be affected, click here.

See below for a list of schools that will be affected by the strike.



Other Info

Primary Schools
All Saints CE Closed
Arreton St. George's Open
Barton Closed
Bembridge CE Open
Binstead Partially Open Voyager class closed
Brading CE Due to Open
Brighstone CE Open
Broadlea Partially Open Classes 1AM, 2DR and 2ZL closed
Carisbrooke CE Partially Open Classes 1N, 2P, 2C and 5U closed
Chillerton and Rookley Open
Cowes Open
Dover Park Open
Gatten and Lake Closed
Godshill Due to Open
Greenmount Partially open Year 6 and specialist provision at Greenhaven open. All other classes closed.
Gurnard Partially Open Topaz class closed.
Haylands Due to Open
Holy Cross Catholic Open
Hunnyhill Closed
Lanesend Open
Nettlestone Partially open Yr 4 classes closed
Newchurch Closed
Newport CE Due to Open
Nine Acres Partially Open Partially open - Year 3, 4 and 5 and will be closed.
Niton Open
Northwood Open
Oakfield CE Open
Queensgate Foundation Open
Shalfleet CE Partially Open Partially open - reception, Year 5 classes closed. Years 1, 2, 3 and 4 open in the morning only. Year 6 open all day.
St Blasius Open

St Helens Open
St Mary's Catholic Closed
St Saviour's Catholic Due to Open
St Thomas

of Canterbury Catholic

St. Francis Catholic

and CE (Aided) (Upper site)

Due to Open
Summerfields Open
The Bay CE (Controlled)

(Both sites)

Partially Open Classes 1PJ, 1JP, 3KB, 3SW, 4RH, 4JC, 5OM, 6SJ, 6MP, 6RS open. Other classes closed.
Weston Community Close
Wootton Closed
Wroxall Open
Yarmouth CE Open
Secondary Schools
Carisbrooke College Open
Christ The King

Upper College

Partially Open Open as normal for all classes in the morning, but will close at 1pm.
Cowes Enterprise College Open
Medina College Due to Open
Ryde Academy Open
Sandown Bay Academy Open
Island Innovation

VI Form Campus

Special Schools
Medina House School Due to Open
St Georges School Closed
Referral Units /

Tuition Centres

Clatterford Tuition Centre Due to Open

House Tuition Centre

Due to Open
Isle of Wight College Open
Platform One Open

Reporter: richardw@iwcpmail.co.uk


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by Alex Pick

14th July 2014, at 22:29:10

I have lost count over the amount of strikes the public sector has each year...

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by Ben Ridley

11th July 2014, at 16:34:10

I think my job enables me to fully sympathise with the teachers, firefighters, armed forces etc

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by Ben Ridley

11th July 2014, at 16:30:16

I get pair well because its a job where if i make a wrong call people could get hurt, and I've gone through some pretty intense training, nothing to do with luck

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by Peter Jeffery

11th July 2014, at 16:30:10

David w

The results seem to support your argument that teaching on the IOW is worse than on the mainland.

However, maybe it's because of the constant attack on Pay and Pensions and other conditions, AND the incessant Political interferring, that means that qualified teachers are now reluctant to up sticks and come to the Island, with the additional costs and nuisance factor that this may involve for them.

I can't help feeling that the recent re-organisation to the two tier system may have resulted in the ' retirement and then supply teaching' situation you described.

Perhaps figures of those doing so would be interesting.

What are we doing / offering to attract the best teachers ?

Sorry I forget the name of a contributor on here, but they suggested an IOW University. I think it would be great idea, and a step towards attracting more of the best young teachers, as well as supporting the young on the Island who currently have to go to the mainland for higher studies.

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by david wright

11th July 2014, at 16:09:11

Lucky you!

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by Ben Ridley

11th July 2014, at 16:03:04


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by david wright

11th July 2014, at 15:32:50

Ben, Are you employed or self employed? Very few jobs do not have an performance related element even public sector jobs have a six monthly or annulal performance review!!

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by Ben Ridley

11th July 2014, at 15:18:13

And I'm on £25000 plus and I'm not on performance related pay

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by Ben Ridley

11th July 2014, at 15:14:37

David, I think the only people that could answer that question would be one of the many bad teachers we must have on the island!!
Are their any reading this that would like to answer?

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by david wright

11th July 2014, at 15:08:36

Peter J,
I agree that interfearance in education has a negative effect and that business IS about profit and productivity but surely education is extremely similar but with results instead of profit?

Education does unfortunately have a very bad reputation on the IOW why? Because the results here are abysmal. Now i challenge anyone to give an educated answer but part of the reason MUST be bad Teaching? Teachers always site poor homelife unsupportive parents but really can any IOW teacher honestly say their children have more serious issues than those in mainland schools who perform consistently better?

It is difficult to be sympathetic to Teachers wanting to protect their income when on the IOW there has been a year on year statical failing of our children. This shows there does need to be an element of performance related pay in a Teachers contract just like any employee on £25k plus a year would have.

Any views or opinions presented in the comments above are solely those of the author and do not represent those of the Isle of Wight County Press.

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