A NUMBER of North Devon schools are closing today as part of a national teacher strike.
Hundreds of schools across the South West are closed or partially closed as teachers across the region strike over pay, pensions and workload.
The joint strike organised by teaching unions, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the NASUWT is the second day of action this month following strikes in the North on October 1.
The Government has condemned the unions’ campaign saying it is disruptive to pupils education.
Schools affected in North Devon:
Closed: Marland School in Torrington; Horwood And Newton Tracey Community Primary School in Barnstaple; The Park Community School in Barnstaple; Southmead Primary School in Braunton.
Partially closed: The Lampard Community School in Barnstaple; Pilton Community College in Barnstaple, Braunton Academy.