EIGHT schools in Ceredigion will be partially closed during Wednesday’s strikes by teachers.

A series of strikes by National Education Union (NEU) members is to go ahead after talks failed to achieve a breakthrough in a dispute over pay.

Discussions between Education Minister Jeremy Miles and unions failed to resolve the dispute. Teachers were offered a one-off payment but union officials said the proposals did not meet pay demands.

A spokesperson for Ceredigion County Council said: “No school in Ceredigion will be closed fully on February 1; however eight schools will be partially open to some year groups/classes.

“Schools will inform pupils, parents and guardians directly of any changes which may arise due to the strikes."

The eight Ceredigion schools partially open on February 1:

  • Ysgol Ceinewydd
  • Ysgol Comins Coch
  • Ysgol Llwyn yr Eos
  • Ysgol Gynradd Aberteifi
  • Ysgol Padarn Sant
  • Ysgol Uwchradd Aberaeron
  • Ysgol Penglais
  • Ysgol Bro Pedr

Wednesday, 1 February is the first of four planned strike days over pay by teachers and support staff - the others are 14 February, 15 March and 16 March.

The unions, councils and Welsh government say they want to keep talking to try to resolve the dispute.

David Evans, Wales Secretary of the NEU union, confirmed unions had been offered a "one off non-consolidated payment". but said it "doesn't go anywhere near meeting ours and the other unions' demands".

Jeremy Miles, Minister for Education and Minister for the Welsh Language in the Welsh Government, said: "I want to assure the education workforce that I am listening to your concerns and remain committed to working with unions and local authorities to seek a resolution.

"As a government we believe that disputes should be resolved by negotiation.

"During the meeting we discussed a one-off cash payment over and above the 2022-23 pay award and a series of non-pay issues, including a commitment to address workload issues."

Pembrokeshire will see seven schools closed and 16 partially closed.

Schools facing partial closure include Haverfordwest High VC School, Ysgol Harri Tudur, and Tenby’s Ysgol Greenhill.

Pembrokeshire school closures on Wednesday, 1 February:

• Waldo Williams Primary School

• Coastlands

• Stepaside CP School

• Mary Immaculate RC School

• Portfield

• Gelliswick VC School

• Broad Haven

Partial closures

• Pembroke Dock Community School

• Ysgol Gelli Aur

• St Francis RC School

• Ysgol Ger y Llan

• Haverfordwest High VC School

• Pennar Community School

• St Oswalds VA School

• St Mark’s VA School

• Ysgol Glannau Gwaun

• Ysgol Harri Tudur

• Prendergast

• Fenton

• Milford Haven Community School

• Ysgol Greenhill

• Goodwick

• Hook