WESTHOLME School has entered a second week of strike action with teachers saying that they have not yet had word from school management on resolving the dispute.

The strike began last week over a pensions dispute which the teacher’s union the NASUWT says will leave staff worse off, while the school claims the current scheme is unaffordable.

With teachers having taken three days of strike action last week, this week has already seen action on Tuesday, with more to follow on Wednesday and Thursday.

NASUWT national officer Russ Walters said: “We’ve had absolutely no contact from the school and its highly unusual to have had two weeks of strike action and not have the employer say anything.”

Teachers are set to continue striking on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week with a possible work to rule following if a resolution is not found.

The school meanwhile has continued to operate classes.

Principal Lynne Horner and chair of governors Brian Marsden have both insisted that children’s learning will not be impacted by the ongoing action.