Day of action begins as part of Save South Shields School campaign

A picket line has set up at the gates of South Shields School as its staff fight plans to close it down.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 1st November 2018, 7:53 am
Updated Thursday, 1st November 2018, 7:58 am
The Save South Shields School campaign is calling for a rethink on closure plans.
The Save South Shields School campaign is calling for a rethink on closure plans.

Teachers at the under-threat school in Nevinson Avenue, South Shields, are protesting as they call for it to be kept open.

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This year it recorded its best GCSE results, but by law, South Tyneside Council cannot maintain a school with such a rating.

She said: “It’s bitterly disappointing that improvements of more than 20% in results in core subjects such as English, Maths and Science appear to be worthless in encouraging anyone to reconsider the consultation process we find ourselves in."

Further information about the consultation is available at www.southtyneside.gov.uk/southshieldsschool.

A dedicated phone line - (0191) 424 7847- has also been set up for students at the school and their parents and carers.