Teachers across England are "solidly" supporting a 24-hour strike which has closed schools and disrupted lessons.
NUT demo in brum today. Chants of "Nicky Morgan you're a fool - kick her out and save our schools" pic.twitter.com/2h5kZrbnjp
-- Liam Preece (@CllrLiamPreece) July 5, 2016
-- Lorna Hughes (@lorna_hughes) July 5, 2016
-- steven webb (@webberlus96) July 5, 2016
-- Lola okolosie (@LolaOkolosie) July 5, 2016
Members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) walked out in a long-running dispute over school funding, pay and conditions and were joining rallies and marches.
The union said its members had shown strong support for the strike, which it added was being backed by many parents.
-- chris loft (@loftybooks) July 5, 2016
Backing the #NUTstrike all the way. Teachers deserve better.
-- Jo Bartholin (@A_tiny_creature) July 5, 2016
I support the #nutstrike many outside the profession berate teachers citing the long holidays like most things walk a mile in their shoes...
-- Wolfie Jules (@julieanneda) July 5, 2016
The NUT has written to Education Secretary Nicky Morgan calling for "meaningful" discussions to tackle issues it said were negatively affecting education.
The union claims funding to schools is being cut, leading to increased workloads for teachers and bigger class sizes - but Morgan has denied those claims and accused the union of organising a "political" strike.
Morgan also warned the strike would damage children's education, and that less than 10% of teachers had actively backed the walkout vote.
If Nicky Morgan believes that a strike at any time in July is going to upset kids education, she knows nothing about schools #nutstrike
-- Raoul Morris (@menthecream) July 5, 2016
Why is Nicky Morgan acting like teachers just go on strike for fun? People are striking because there is an issue. Try listening. #NUTstrike
-- Alissa (@ALT_blondie) July 5, 2016