Teachers in the Isle of Man will not be affected by regional strikes, a union involved in the dispute has confirmed.
The National Union of Teachers and NASUWT has announced members in eight areas of England will strike in October.
A national strike could follow.
NUT island branch secretary Karl Flint said the regional strikes will ‘definitely not’ affect the island as the North West region isn’t involved.
He said the dispute was with the English Education Secretary so precedence would suggest the island’s teachers will be excused from any ballot ‘and it is therefore highly unlikely teachers in the island will be asked to take part in the action’.
He said the branch ‘fully support the action in defence of the right of every child whatever their background to a decent education in a good state school, something the present changes and proposed changes seek to undermine’.