TEACHERS are going on strike in a dispute over changes to the way they are paid.
Members of the National Union of Teachers at Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School will take to the picket line tomorrow.
They will be the first in the UK to take action over controversial new proposals.
Education bosses are discussing whether to change management allowances paid for extra responsibility like being a year head. The payments would instead become what are called teaching and responsibility payments.
The school, in Stoney Lane, plans to replace heads of year with non-teaching staff, who would work only in term time.
Sue McMahon, secretary of the Calderdale branch of the National Union of Teachers, said if the proposals went ahead it would hit teachers' pockets. Members were reluctantly taking action against the moves which would cut the pay of 57% of its teachers at the school.
"We apologise to parents for any inconvenience this may cause but we are of the firm belief the radical restructure will be to the detriment of pupils at the school."
Head teacher Karen Mort was unavailable for comment today.