SCHOOLS across Dudley borough are being affected by today’s teachers' strike action.

Members of the National Union of Teachers are staging a walk-out as part of a dispute with the government over pay, pensions and workload.

In Dudley, Bramford Primary, Brook Primary, Dormston School, High Arcal School, The Kingswinford School, Lapal Primary School Earls High School, and Northfield Road Primary are all shut for the day.

Many other schools across the borough are partially closed, Dudley council says parents should have been notified by individual schools in advance of today’s action if they are affected and parents should contact schools directly if they need more information.

Christine Blower, general secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers’ union said: “Teachers deeply regret the disruption caused by this strike action to parents and teachers. Our concerns are not just for teachers but for the future standard and provision of education.”