HUNDREDS of North-East schools will be closed or partially closed today (Wednesday, March 26) because of the first national strike by the National Union of Teachers for decades.

The last regional teachers’ strikes took place in October when members of the NUT and sister union the NASUWT walked out in North Yorkshire and then in the North-East as part of a continuing dispute over pay, workload and pensions with Education Secretary Michael Gove.

But this time it is the NUT alone which has asked its tens of thousands of members in the North-East and North Yorkshire to walk out.

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One of the worst hit areas is County Durham where 58 schools – mainly primary but some secondary – will be closed or partially closed while in Darlington five schools will close and 15 will partially close.

In North Yorkshire the strike will force 24 schools to close for the day and partially close another 46.

Three schools will close in Stockton while in Hartlepool two will close and 12 will partially close.

Mike McDonald, Northern regional secretary of the NUT, said: “It is regrettable that we find ourselves in this position. We have sought to persuade the Secretary of State to come to discuss our concerns for many months and we have been met with procrastination.

“The workload is intolerable and there is a deep concern for the future of our new young teachers. At present, 40 per cent of teachers leave the profession within five years of joining because of the intolerable demands that are made on them.”

Mr McDonald said research indicated that performance related pay will not improve educational standards.

“We deeply regret that the Secretary of State has been allowed to push teachers into this unenviable position and we call on him to enter into meaningful discussions on these issues to help to bring this dispute to an end.”

Striking NUT members from across the region have been invited to attend a rally in the centre of Newcastle today.

A DfE spokesperson said: "Parents will struggle to understand why the NUT is pressing ahead with strikes over the Government's measures to let heads pay good teachers more. They called for talks to avoid industrial action, we agreed to their request, and talks have been taking place weekly.

"Despite this constructive engagement with their concerns, the NUT is taking action that will disrupt parents' lives, hold back children's education and damage the reputation of the profession.”

Information on the impact of industrial action by NUT teachers on Wednesday, March 26 provided on local authority websites.

(NOTE: This does not includes some academies)

County Durham:

Acre Rigg Infant School (2540)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action by Teachers

Annfield Plain Infant School (2213)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action by teachers

Aycliffe Village Primary School (2411)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action by teachers

Benfieldside Primary School (2749)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action by NUT members. Classes 3,8 and 9 will remain open all day

Bowburn Infant and Nursery School (2389)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: KS1 classes will be closed due to industrial action.

Brandon Primary School (3525)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action by Teachers

Burnhope Primary School (2261)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Teachers Industrial Action

Burnopfield Primary School (2234)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action

Castleside Primary School (2266)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action by teaching staff

Catchgate Primary School (2210)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Teacher's Strike Action

Consett Junior School (2277)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action by teachers.The school will be closed to pupils in classes 1,2 and 4.The school will be open as normal for pupils in class 3,5,6 and 7.

Copeland Road Primary School (2704)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Partial closure due to industrial action by teaching staff. School remains open to Classes 1, 2 and 4

Coxhoe Primary School (2372)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Partial closure for classes 9, 7 and 6 due to Industrial action.

Crook Primary School (2308)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action by teachers

Crook Primary School (2308)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action by teachers

Deaf Hill Primary School (2516)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action by Teachers

Dene House Primary School (2736)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action by Teachers

Esh Winning Primary School (2497)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action - Partial closure. Closed to Year's 3, 4,5 & 6 only.

Etherley Lane Primary School (2401)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: School Closed to Pupils - due to Industrial Action by NUT

Evenwood CofE Primary School (3130)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: The school will partially close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: One KS2 class will be closed due to industrial action.

Howden-le-Wear Primary School (2318)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Partial School Closure for the day: Y5/6 class and Nursery are open to children as normal. All other classes closed due to Industrial Action by Teachers.

King Street Primary School (2750)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: The school will be closed for Y2, Y5 and Y6 due to Industrial Action being taken by staff. EYFS, Y1, Y3 and Y4 are open as normal

Kirk Merrington Primary School (2361)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Strike Action

Laurel Avenue Primary School (2499)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action by NUT members. Nursery, Classes 3 and 4 will remain open all day.

Leadgate Infant & Nursery School (2260)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: The school will be closed for teaching purposes all day due to industrial action by NUT members.

Newker Primary School (2943)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Partial closure due to strike action. Nursery and Class 1B will not open on 26th March. All other classes will open as normal.

Our Lady of the Rosary RCVA Primary School (3510)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action by teachers

Ouston Primary School (2136)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: This is a partial closure due to Industrial action by teachers. The Infant site is closed all day. The Junior Site is open as usual except will be closed for Year 5 pupils

Peases West Primary School (2311)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Partial closure due to industrial action by NUT members. Closed for afternoon Nursery session, Class 1 and Class 2.

Sacriston Nursery and Infant School (2123)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action by teachers

Seaham School of Technology (4019)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action by teachers

Seaview Primary (3520)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (Morning) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action by teachers. The school is closed for children in Class 5 and Class 6. All other children should attend as normal.

Sedgefield Primary School (2563)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (Afternoon only) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Strike Action - Y1, PM only.

Shield Row Primary School (2730)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action by teachers.

Shotton Primary School (2536)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Partial closure due to industrial action by teachers. School open to classes FSU2H, 1B, 2C, 1/2F,3/4C and 6G. Children in class 1FW to attend school in the afternoon.

South Hetton Primary School (2731)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Strike Action

South Pelaw Infant School (2138)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: The school is partially closed due to industrial action by teachers on Wednesday 26th March. Open for Class 3 and Class 5 only. Reopen as usual Thursday 27th March.

South Stanley Infant School (2225)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Teachers' Industrial Strike Action.

St Cuthbert's RCVA Primary School (Chester-le-Street) (3343)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Open for children in Reception Class, Y2 & Y3. Open for Y5 morning only. Closed for Y6, Y4, Y1 all day and Y5 in afternoon. Industrial action by teachers.

St Helen Auckland Primary School (2419)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action by teachers - Years 1 to 6 closed, Foundation Stage open as normal.

St Joseph's RCVA Primary School (Blackhall) (3506)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action by teachers

St Joseph's RCVA Primary School (Blackhall) (3506)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action by teachers

St Mary Magdelen RCVA Primary School (3301)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Strike Action

St Mary's RCVA Primary School (Barnard Castle) (3461)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action by teachers

St Mary's RCVA Primary School (Consett) (3401)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Partial Closure due to Industrial Strike Action - Year R and Year 1 classes only will be closed to pupils.

St Mary's RCVA Primary School (Southmoor) (3384)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Due to Strike action Partial closure of school Classes 1,2 and 3 will be closed. CLASSES 4 AND 5 WILL BE OPEN AS USUAL.

St Mary's RCVA Primary School Wingate (3505)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action by teachers

St Patrick's RCVA Primary School (Consett) (3404)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: The school is only partially closed - Y1HF, Y1CS, Y2KB, Y4EW, Y4MW and Y5JD classes are in as normal, the rest of the school is closed due to Industrial Action.

Sunnybrow Primary School (2316)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: strike action by teaching staff

Tanfield School College of Science and Engineering (4099)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action by members of the National Union of Teachers

The Meadows (7000)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: PARTIAL CLOSURE DUE TO INDUSTRIAL ACTION THE SCHOOL WILL REMAIN OPEN TO Y10 AND THE LEAP PROVISION

The Oaks Secondary School (7033)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action by NUT members

Tow Law Millennium Primary School (2307)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action by teachers

Westlea Primary School (2043)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action

Whitworth Park School (4154)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action in the form of strike by NUT. School will close to Year 7, 8 and 9. It will be open to Year 10, 11 and Sixth Form. Year 10, 11 and Sixth Form should attend as normal.

Wingate Infants' School (2531)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action by teachers.

Witton Gilbert Primary School (2462)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Partial closure due to Industrial action by teachers. School will be closed to children in Year 1 and Year 4 ONLY. Children in all other classes should attend as normal.

Wolsingham Primary School (2329)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: Partial closure due to industrial action by NUT members. The school will be closed all day to pupils in Nursery and classes 1, 2, 4 and 6. The school will be open all day to Classes 3, 5, 7 and 8.

Woodhouse Community Primary School (3523)
The school will close on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 27 March 2014 (Morning). Reason for closure: due to strike action, partial closure of the school: EYFS & Class 5 will be closed. CLASSES 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6 WILL BE OPEN AS USUAL.

Darlington Borough Council:

NurseriesBorough Road Nursery - Open

George Dent Nursery - Closed

Primary Schools

Federation of Abbey Schools  - Partially open

Federation of Bishopton, Redmarshall and Heighington CE Primary Schools: Bishopton and Redmarshall open, Heighington partially open

Cockerton CE Primary School  - Partially open

Corporation Road Community Primary School  - Partially open

Firthmoor Primary School  - Open

Gurney Pease Academy - No reports

Harrowgate Hill Primary School - Partially open

Heathfield Primary School  - Partially open

High Coniscliffe CE Primary School  - Partially open

Holy Family RC Primary School  - Open

Hurworth Primary School  - Closed

Mount Pleasant Primary School  - Partially open

Federation of Mowden Schools  - Partially open

Northwood Primary School  - Partially open

Red Hall Primary School  - Partially open (reception and year 6 affected) 

Reid Street Primary School  - Partially open

Rydal Academy  - Open

Skerne Park Primary School - No reports 

Springfield Academy  - Open

St Augustine's RC Primary School - Open  

St Bede's RC Primary School - Open 

St John's CE Primary School  - Open

St Teresa's RC Primary School  - Partially open

West Park Academy  - Open

Whinfield Primary School  - Open

Secondary Schools and Colleges

Carmel College (a Catholic Academy)  - Open

Darlington School of Mathematics and Science  - Open 

Haughton Academy  - Open 

Hummersknott Academy  - Open

Hurworth School  - Open

Longfield Academy of Sport  - Open 

Other Schools and Colleges

Beaumont Hill Academy  - Primary open, Secondary closed 

Rise Carr College - Open

North Yorkshire:

Ainderby Steeple Church of England Primary School Partially Open

Aireville School Partially Open

Amotherby Community Primary School Partially Open

Applegarth Primary School Partially Open

Barkston Ash Catholic Primary School Partially Open

Barlby High School Partially Open

Carlton and Faceby Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School Partially Open

Castleton Community Primary School Partially Open

Catterick Garrison, Carnagill Community Primary School Partially Open

Catterick Garrison, Le Cateau Community Primary School Partially Open

Cononley Community Primary School Partially Open

Filey School Partially Open

Gladstone Road Junior School Partially Open

Hawes Community Primary School Partially Open

High Bentham Community Primary School Partially Open

Hunmanby Primary School Partially Open

Hutton Rudby Primary School Partially Open

Ingleton Primary School Partially Open

King James's School Partially Open

Kirk Fenton Parochial Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School Partially Open

Lindhead School Partially Open

Malton School Partially Open

Oatlands Community Junior School Partially Open

Pickering Community Infant School Partially Open

Richmond School Partially Open

Rossett Acre Primary School Partially Open

Saltergate Community Junior School Partially Open

Scarborough, Northstead Community Primary School Partially Open

Selby, Longman's Hill Community Primary School Partially Open

Settle College Partially Open

Sherburn High School Partially Open

Skipton Parish Church Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School Partially Open

Sowerby Community Primary School Partially Open

Springwater School Partially Open

St Francis Xavier School Partially Open

St George's Roman Catholic Primary School Partially Open

St Hedda's Roman Catholic Primary School Partially Open

St Nicholas Church of England Primary School, West Tanfield Partially Open

St Peter's Roman Catholic Primary School Partially Open

Starbeck Community Primary School Partially Open

Stillington Primary School Partially Open

Stokesley Community Primary School Partially Open

Stokesley School Partially Open

Tadcaster, Riverside Community Primary School Partially Open

Thirsk Community Primary School Partially Open

Wistow Parochial Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School Partially Open

Allertonshire School Closed

Appleton Roebuck Primary School Closed

Filey Church of England Voluntary Controlled Nursery and Infant School Closed

Filey Junior School Closed

Fylingdales Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School Closed

Gladstone Road Infant School Closed

Glaisdale Primary School Closed

Ingleby Greenhow Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School Closed

Lythe Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School Closed

Melsonby Methodist Primary School Closed

Mill Hill Community Primary School Closed

Monk Fryston Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School Closed

Norton Community Primary School Closed

Scalby School Closed

Scarborough, Overdale Community Primary School Closed

Selby High School Specialist School for the Arts and Science Closed

Sinnington Primary School Closed

Snainton Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School Closed

St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School, Malton Closed

Sutton-in-Craven Community Primary School Closed

Terrington Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School Closed

Thorpe Willoughby Community Primary School Closed

Upper Wharfedale School Closed

Whitby, Airy Hill Community Primary School Closed

Stockton Borough Council:

Billingham South Primary School

Thornaby CE Primary School

Village Primary School, Thornaby

Asht Trees School, Billingham

Middlesbrough Borough Council:

Parents are advised to check individual school websites

Hartlepool School Closures:

Greatham C of E Primary School

Kingsley Primary School

Redcar and Cleveland:

Parents are advised to check individual school websites