Ryde Academy says it plans to open as normal on the day Isle of Wight teachers walk out over pay and funding, on the first of four days of strike action by the NEU.

In its newsletter this week, the school said the strike would impact 'iternal staffing arrangements,' which would mean changes to students' usual way of working.

Despite that, the school gates will be open as normal on February 1.

Wednesday will be the first of four days of planned action by members of the teaching union.

On the Isle of Wight, Thursday, March 2, Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday, March 16 are all earmarked as strike days.

While Ryde Academy intends to open, some other Island schools have announced closure plans.

Students from Medina College, Carisbrooke College, Christ the King and Sandown's The Bay CE have all been told to stay home (in some cases, with the exception of vulnerable children and those who are the children of key workers) with some remote learning in place instead.

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In total, the NEU says its action will impact 23,400 schools across England and Wales, including those on the Island.

Across the country, seven days of action will take place in February and March and any single school will be hit by four of those seven days.

Teachers in sixth form colleges will also take action, in a separate but linked dispute.