As you may be aware the teacher's union are in dispute with government over pay.
The National Education Union (NEU) now has authority from its ballot to call upon its members to take part in industrial action. This will consist of strikes on the following dates:
- Wednesday 1st February
- Tuesday 28th February
- Wednesday 15th March
- Thursday 16th March
We have significant numbers of teachers who may take strike action and we will not know the number of staff in school until the morning of any strike day.
Having considered the potential impact on our learners, and with their health and safety paramount to our decisions, we have confirmed that our schools will be closed to the majority of learners on the first strike day (Wednesday 1st February).
Your school will contact you to confirm if your child/children are expected to be in school or not, and confirm the arrangements.
We understand the difficulty that the strike days may pose for our families and would like to reiterate that our decisions for the first strike day (Wednesday 1st February) have been taken to ensure the health and safety of all our learners. We will review and assess this approach for further strike dates and inform you of any changes.
If you have any further questions at this stage then please contact your Headteacher.