SCHOOLS across Devon will be further affected by strikes as teachers have rejected a pay offer.

Teachers in England will strike on Thursday, April 27, and Tuesday, May 2, after members of NEU, the UK's largest education union, rejected the offer.

Teachers were offered a £1,000 one-off payment this year, and a 4.3% rise next year. Starting salaries would also rise to£30,000 from September. 

The results of the NEU ballot found that 98% of members were in favour of turning the deal down. 

The education secretary said it was ‘extremely disappointing’.

The National Education Union (NEU) described the offer as ‘insulting’ and said it has ‘united the profession in its outrage’. 

In a ballot over the government's pay offer, 191,319 NEU members voted to reject the deal with a 66%turnout.