Langdon School teachers suspend strike

Langdon School will be open as normal today after members of the teaching union suspended strike action following talks with the school and the local authority.

It is understood that a way forward was found at a meeting between the NUT and Kim Bromley-Derry, the chief executive at Newham Council and the school. It means the Sussex Road school in East Ham will be open as normal today and tomorrow.

Members of the Newham Teachers Association have been taking strike action at the school in a dispute over management and workload issues.

It meant the school was closed in the early days of the dispute but classes have been running normally in the last few weeks despite the industrial action.

A Newham Council spokesperson said. “Following on from discussions with the school, the council and the NUT, the NUT have suspended their industrial action and a plan of action has been agreed to support the school and its pupils and address the staff’s concerns.”