School closed by academy protest

22nd July 2011 at 01:00

A secondary school in Liverpool was forced to shut after teachers went on strike to protest against plans to turn it into an academy. The walkout at Shorefields Technology College on Tuesday was the latest in a series of strikes at the school. NASUWT general secretary Chris Keates said that proposed sponsor Chester University wanted to "bulldoze" through the plans despite opposition from teachers and parents.

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