MORE than 100 picket lines are due to be held outside schools across County Durham today as teaching assistants go on strike for a second time.

On Tuesday night around 90 schools were planning some closures due to the industrial action while 23 said they will be closed completely.

Members of trade unions Unison and ATL are staging a two day walkout in protest of plans to sack them in December and re-hire them on new contracts in January.

Durham County Council is moving them to term-time only contracts because it says the current ones are unfair and create an equal pay risk.

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Teaching assistants and supporters picket outside The Woodlands in Ferryhill. Picture: Paul O'Connor

Unison says more than 1,000 teaching assistants are taking part in the action on Wednesday and Thursday.

When they return to work on Friday, the teaching assistants will continue their industrial action by only working their contracted hours.

General secretary Dave Prentis said: “Durham council can no longer have any doubts about how seriously teaching assistants are taking this dispute.”

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Supporters of the action outside St Patrick's RC Primary School in Flint Hill near Dipton. Picture: Gavin Engelbrecht 

Jane Brown, the council’s cabinet member for corporate services, said: “We are really, really disappointed. This is obviously going to have some impact on our schools but also we’re even more disappointed that having been in further discussions with Unison only last week they’re going ahead with industrial action.

“We’re hoping that we can keep the impact to a minimum. Last time the unions decided to take industrial action 80 per cent of our schools remained open and the majority of our teaching assistants did report for work. We’re really hoping that will be the case this time and the disruption caused by the strike will be kept to a minimum.”

Unison northern regional secretary Clare Williams, who is joining pickets in Shildon, said: “Teaching assistants are dedicated to their jobs and the children they teach.

“But they shouldn’t have to survive on wages so low they don’t know how they will pay their bills once their wages have been cut. Councillors should settle this dispute so that teaching assistants can go back to the jobs they love.”

Teaching assistants staged another two-day strike over the changes earlier this month.

SCHOOL CLOSURES

Aclet Close Nursery School (1018)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action by teaching assistants

All Saints Catholic VA Primary School (3413)

The school will close on Thursday, 24 November 2016 (Afternoon only) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action. Year Reception and Year Two will be closed from 12.45pm.

Beamish Primary School (2205)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action by Teaching Assistants. Only Nursery and Reception are closed on both days. Y3/4 is closed on Wednesday afternoon only and Y1/2 on Thursday afternoon only.

Beechdale Nursery School (1033)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action by teaching assistants

Benfieldside Primary School (2749)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: This is a Partial Closure due to industrial action by teaching assistants Breakfast Club and Nursery closed on Wednesday and Thursday

Bishop Ian Ramsey CofE Primary School (3411)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: School closed to children in receipt of 1:1 support via EHCP due to industrial action by teaching assistants.

Bloemfontein Primary School (2233)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action for Teaching Assistants. Partial closure : Class 1 and 2 closed. Class 3 and 6 in both days. Class 4 and 5 in Wednesday ONLY.

Bluebell Meadow Primary School (2357)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: This is due to industrial action by Teaching Assistants. The following classes will be closed on both days: Mrs Parnaby, Miss Serrechia, Miss Melrose, Miss Waller, Mrs Dexter and all Nursery classes and Two Year old provision on both sites. The remaining classes will be open as usual.

Brandon Primary School (3525)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action by Teaching Assistants. This is a partial school closure. Early Years - Nursery and Reception will be closed both days. Years 1 to 6 will be open as usual. Breakfast club will open for sports activities but no food will be provided.

Broom Cottages Primary School (2400)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Teaching Assistants strike

Bullion Lane Primary School (2745)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Teaching Assistant's Industrial action. Nursery and Reception classes will be closed on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th November. The rest of the school is open as normal.

Burnside Primary School (2232)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action by Teaching Assistants. This is a partial school closure. Early Years - Nursery and Reception will be closed both days. Years 1- 6 will be open as usual.

Cockfield Primary School (2440)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action by teaching assistants. The school is closed to Nursery pupils only, it remains open for all other pupils.

Cockton Hill Junior School (2433)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: School is PARTIALLY CLOSED due to TA industrial action. Wednesday 23rd November 2016 the school is open to years 5 and 6 only. Thursday 24th November 2016 the school is open to years 3 and 4 only. No breakfast club on either day.

Collierley Primary School (2208)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action. School will close to Nursery and Reception pupils on 23 and 24 November and Year 1 pupils on 23 November. School will remain open for all other pupils.

Consett Infant School (2278)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action by teaching assistants. School will be open to children in Mrs Thomas' class only.

Consett Junior School (2277)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action by Teaching Assistants.

Copeland Road Primary School (2704)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Partial Closure due to Industrial Action by Teaching Assistants. No breakfast club on both days and Class 3 closed Thursday afternoon.

Croft Community School (7013)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Classes P1, P3, P4, P6, P7, P9, P10, P11, P12, P13 closed due to Industrial Action

Croft Community School (7013)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 24 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Due to Industrial Action P5 is closed on Wednesday only

Deaf Hill Primary School (2516)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Partially closed: Two Year Old Provision and Nursery Closed both days: Years 4 and 1 Closed Wednesday 23rd in the afternoon only: Years 5 and 2 Closed Thursday 24th in the afternoon only: All other classes school open as normal. Due to Industrial action by Teaching Assistants

Dean Bank Primary and Nursery School (2385)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Due to Industrial Action by Teaching Assistants school will be partially closed. Classes affected are: Little Learners, Class 5 and Class 6 (Year 5 and 6 children NOT at Lockerbie Manor)

Delves Lane Primary School (2272)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: School closed for all Nursery pupils,and Class 3 on both days. School will open to Classes 1,2,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 on Wednesday 23.11.16 and to Classes 4,5,6,8,9,10,11,12 on Thursday 24.11.16 due to industrial action by teaching assistants

Durham Trinity School and Sports College (7032)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action by Teaching Assistants

East Stanley School (2217)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action by teaching assistants. THIS IS A PARTIAL CLOSURE. School is closed both days for Reception aged children. Wednesday afternoon session - closed to Class 1 and Class 3. Thursday afternoon session - closed to Class 4 and Class 5. The rest of the classes are unaffected.

Ebchester CofE Primary School (3063)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: This is a partial closure due to industrial action by teaching assistants. No Breakfast Club. Mrs Sandhu's class will be closed both days. Mr Carr's class will be closed on Wednesday afternoon.

Edmondsley Primary School (2105)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Monday, 28 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Teaching Assistant Industrial Action. PARTIAL CLOSURE. Nursery and Reception Class will close. Years 1 - 6 will remain open. (School Closed for all children on Friday 25th November due to Teacher Training Day)

Etherley Lane Nursery School (1024)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action

Evenwood CofE Primary School (3130)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action by Teaching Assistants. Partial closure. Closed only for Nursery and Reception aged children (both days)

Evergreen Primary School (7034)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action

Ferryhill Station Primary School (2368)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: CLASSES 2, 3 & 4 OPEN AS NORMAL. Class 1 closed due to strike action by Teaching Assistants.

Fishburn Primary School (2399)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Partial closure Industrial Action UNISON EYFS closed both days, Year 1 is closed Wednesday afternoon only.....

Frosterley Primary School (2319)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 24 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Due to Industrial Action by Teaching Assistants, this ONLY affects Nursery and Two years old provision on Wednesday 23rd November.

Gainford CofE Primary School (3131)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action. The school will not be able to admit pre-school children and there will be limited wrap around care. THE SCHOOL WILL BE OPEN FOR RECEPTION TO Y6 PUPILS.

Horden Nursery School (1035)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: The school will be closed Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th November due to industrial action

Horndale Infants' School (2708)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action by Teaching Assistants has resulted in partial closure. Nursery is closed both days. Breakfast Club is closed both days. Reception C1 closed Thursday afternoon. Open all day Wednesday and Thursday morning. Reception C2 closed both days Y1 C3 and C4 open both days as usual. Y2 C5 and C6 closed Wednesday afternoon. Open as usual Wednesday morning and all day Thursday.

Howden-le-Wear Primary School (2318)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (Afternoon only) and re-open on Thursday, 24 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: PARTIAL CLOSURE: Teaching Assistant Industrial Action. Year 1/2 closed Wednesday afternoon. Year 6 closed from 2pm on Wednesday afternoon. Reception class closed Thursday afternoon.

Howletch Lane Primary School (2734)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action by Teaching Assistants. The school is open to Year 6 pupils only on Thursday 24th November.

King Street Primary School (2750)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: On Wednesday our EYFS setting will close. On Thursday our EYFS and Year 3 class will close. All other year groups will remain open.

Lanchester Endowed Parochial Primary School (3213)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action of Teaching Assistants. The nursery will be closed but the rest of the school will be open as usual.

Langley Moor Nursery School (1025)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Partial closure to notified pupils due to industrial action by teaching assistants

Langley Park Primary School (2729)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: We will be partially closed due to Industrial action by Teaching Assistants. Both the Nursery and 2yr old provision will be closed on both days. Reception class will be closed on Wednesday only.

Laurel Avenue Primary School (2499)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Monday, 28 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action by Teaching Assistants. Only Nursery will be closed, Reception to Year 6 will be open both days as usual. Please note: School is closed on Friday 25th November due to Teacher Training.

Leadgate Primary School (2259)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action by Teaching Assistants

Ludworth Primary School (2472)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action by Teaching Assistant. Partial closure : Nursery (morning)and 2 year old provision (afternoon) closed.

Middleton-in-Teesdale Primary School (2430)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Partial Closure due to Industrial Action. Nursery will be closed. The school is open for pupils in Reception to Year 6.

Newker Primary School (2943)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action by Teaching Assistants. PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A PARTIAL CLOSURE. RECEPTION AND NURSERY WILL BE CLOSED WED AND THURS ALL DAY. YEAR 5 WED PM and YEAR 6 THURS PM.

Newton Hall Infants' School (2488)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: School will be partially closed on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th November. School is closed to Reception classes (Classes 5 and 6) and open to Years 1 and 2 (Classes 1,2,3 and 4). Industrial action by teaching assistants.

Oakley Cross Primary School (2330)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Partial closure due to Industrial Action by Teaching Assistants

Our Lady & St Joseph's RCVA Primary School (3409)

The school will close on Thursday, 24 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: School open for all classes as usual on Wed Nov 23rd. On Thurs 24th Class 3 (Y3) will be closed but all other classes remain open. Industrial action by TAs.

Our Lady of the Rosary RCVA Primary School (3510)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action. The nursery and reception classes will be closed but the school is open to all in years 1 to 6.

Ouston Primary School (2136)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (Afternoon only) and re-open on Thursday, 24 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action by Teaching Assistants - School is open to all classes except Reception on Wednesday 23rd Nov PM. Thursday 24th Nov - School open to all classes

Oxclose Primary School (2394)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 24 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action by Teaching Assistants. PARTIAL CLOSURE - closed Wednesday 23rd Nov to Reception children only. All other classes will be open as normal.

Oxclose Primary School (2394)

The school will close on Thursday, 24 November 2016 (Afternoon only) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action by Teaching Assistants. PARTIAL CLOSURE - closed Afternoon only on Thursday 24th Nov to Reception children. All other classes will be open as normal.

Oxhill Nursery School (1014)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action

Peases West Primary School (2311)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Partial Closure due to Industrial Action by teaching assistants; No Breakfast Club, Lunchtime or 2 year old provision on both days. Nursery open morning only on both days - closing at 11am. Class 1 closed Wednesday morning only - reopens Wednesday at 1pm. All other classes unaffected.

Pelton Community Primary School (2005)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action by Teaching Assistants. Only Nursery and Reception are closed for both days. Mrs Rafferty and Miss Taylor's classes are closed on Wednesday afternoon only. Miss Maughan's class is closed on Thursday afternoon only.

Ropery Walk Primary School (2000)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action by Teaching Assistants

Rosemary Lane Nursery School (1038)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action by Teaching Assistants

Seaham Harbour Nursery (1023)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action by Teaching Assistants. Main Nursery closed, Early Learners open as normal.

Seaview Primary (3520)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Thursday, 24 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Professional Development Day

Seaview Primary (3520)

The school will close on Thursday, 24 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Due to Industrial Action. This is a partial closure for children in Nursery, Reception, Class 11 and Class 5. Children in Class 10, Year 2, Year 3, Year 5 and Year 6 should attend as normal.

St Benet's RCVA Primary School (3346)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Teaching Assistant Strike. The school is closed both days to Nursery children only. The school is open to children in Reception - Year 6 as normal.

St Cuthbert's RCVA Primary School (Chester-le-Street) (3343)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Closed for Reception Class ONLY. Open for Y1-Y6. TA Strike

St Francis CofE Aided Junior School (3472)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action by TA's. The school will close to Y3/4 on Wednesday, but will open to Y5/6 from 11am. On the 24th November (Thursday) the school will be closed to Y5/6 but open to Y3/4 from 11-3pm.

St Godric's RCVA Primary School (Durham) (3486)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (Afternoon only) and re-open on Thursday, 24 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Due to TA Industrial Action school will be open to all pupils on Wednesday morning and all day Thursday but will be closed to Y1 and Y4 pupils only from 1pm on Wednesday 23rd November.

St Godric's RCVA Primary School Thornley (3502)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Teaching Assistant industrial action. School is closed to CLASS 1 children only. School is open for all other year groups.

St Helen Auckland Primary School (2419)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action by Teaching Assistants - Only Years 1 and 2 are affected

St Joseph's RCVA Primary School (Stanley) (3381)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (Afternoon only) and re-open on Thursday, 24 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action (Teaching Assistants). CLOSED TO Y3 AND Y4 ONLY.

St Joseph's RCVA Primary School (Stanley) (3381)

The school will close on Thursday, 24 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action (Teaching Assistants) CLOSED TO Y1 AND Y2 ALL DAY. CLOSED TO RECEPTION CLASS IN THE AFTERNOON ONLY.

St Mary Magdelen RCVA Primary School (3301)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action by Teaching Assistants - the school will be partially closed to pupils on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th. The school will be open to KS1 pupils only. The school will be closed to Reception and KS2 pupils on both days.

St Mary's RCVA Primary School (Consett) (3401)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (Afternoon only) and re-open on Thursday, 24 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: PARTIAL CLOSURE - closed Afternoon only on Wednesday 23rd Nov to Year 3 & 4 and closed Afternoon only on Thursday 24th Nov to Year 1, all other classes will be open as normal.

St Mary's RCVA Primary School (Consett) (3401)

The school will close on Thursday, 24 November 2016 (Afternoon only) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: PARTIAL CLOSURE - Afternoon only on Wednesday 23rd Nov for Year 3 & 4 and closed afternoon only on Thursday 24th Nov for Year 1, School remains open for all other classes.

St Mary's RCVA Primary School (Newton Aycliffe) (3470)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: The school will close on Wednesday 23rd November and Thursday, 24 November 2016 and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: PARTIAL CLOSURE - All day for Y6 and Reception and Afternoon only on Wednesday 23rd Nov for Year 1. Thursday 24th Nov closed for Year 5,6 and Reception School remains open for all other classes.

St Mary's RCVA Primary School (Southmoor) (3384)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: PARTIAL CLOSURE due to Industrial Action. Wednesday 23rd Class 4 closed in morning; Classes 1 & 3 closed in the afternoon. Thursday 24th Class 2 closed in the afternoon.

St Mary's RCVA Primary School Wingate (3505)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Teaching Assistant Industrial Action. The school will be closed to RECEPTION CHILDREN ONLY on both days. School will close at 1.30pm on Wednesday 23rd November only to ALL children for health & Safety reasons.

St Patrick's RCVA Primary School (Consett) (3404)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action by teaching assistants. Nursery class is closed both days. Mr. Flynn's Reception class is closed all day on Wednesday and Miss Bell's Reception class is closed all day on Thursday, Year 3 and Year 5 classes are closed Wednesday afternoon only. Year 6 classes and Mrs Kelly's Year 2 class are closed Thursday afternoon only. All other classes are open as normal.

St Stephen's Church of England Primary School Willington (3085)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Nursery will be closed on 23rd and 24th November due to industrial action by Teaching Assistants. Main school will remain open as normal on both days for all children from Reception to Year 6.

St Thomas More RCVA Primary School (3492)

The school will close on Thursday, 24 November 2016 (Morning) and re-open on Thursday, 24 November 2016 (Afternoon). Reason for closure: TA Strike. NB!! School will reopen at 11.00am Thursday 25th

Sugar Hill Primary School (2743)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Partial closure- Teaching Assistant Strike. Nursery and Reception only to close Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th November and will re-open on Friday 25th November. All other year groups open as normal.

Tanfield Lea Community Primary School (3522)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action by Teaching Assistants, only Pre-school is closed.

The Grove Primary School (2269)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (Afternoon only) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 & Thursday 24 November 2016 (afternoons only) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: This is a Partial Closure due to industrial action by teaching assistants. Nursery will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday.

The Oaks Secondary School (7033)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Teaching Assistants Industrial Action. School will be closed to all pupils on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th of November 2016.

The Sacriston Primary School (2123)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Partial closure due to industrial action by teaching assistants. School will be closed for children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Children in Years 3,4,5 and 6 should attend as usual.

Timothy Hackworth Primary School (2438)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action by Teaching Assistants. This is a partial closure; 2 year olds, nursery and reception classes will be closed - all other classes will be open as normal.

Toft Hill Primary School (2426)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action by teaching assistants. Reception class and Year 1 will be closed. School is open for Years 2 to 6.

Tudhoe Moor Nursery School (1040)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action

Tudhoe Moor Nursery School (1040)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Action

Vane Road Primary School (2742)

The school will close on Thursday, 24 November 2016 (Afternoon only) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Strike action - School will be fully open as normal on Wed 23rd Nov and closed to year 5 and reception only on the afternoon of Thu 24th.

Villa Real School (7028)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: The school will be closed on the 23rd and 24th November 2016 due to Industrial action by teaching assistants. We will reopen on Friday 25th November.

Walworth School (7014)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial Strike Action - Teaching Assistants

Westlea Primary School (2043)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action Teaching Assistants

Wheatley Hill Community Primary School (2526)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Partial closure due to industrial action by Teaching Assistants. Nursery and Reception classes will be closed. Other classes open as usual.

Wingate Nursery School (1016)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action by nursery nurses

Witton Gilbert Primary School (2462)

The school will close on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (All day) and re-open on Friday, 25 November 2016 (Morning). Reason for closure: Industrial action by Teaching Assistants. Closed to Reception class only. Years 1 to 6 to attend as usual.