On Thursday 23rd February 2017 National Union of Teachers members took official strike action at The Bollin Primary School, Bowdon, Trafford, Greater Manchester. Numerous grievances have been recorded against new Head Teacher, Michelle Brindle concerning workload pressures and management style. In addition, a petition, expressing no confidence in the management team has been signed by over 800 people. 19 members of staff walked out and around 70 parents braved hurricane Doris to offer their support. A previous Head, Mrs Downs, who managed the school for some 18 years also turned out to offer support to both parents and staff.