24th January 2023
You may be aware from media coverage that the teaching union – NEU – has declared strike action which will take place on the following dates:
- Wednesday 1st February 2023
- Wednesday 1st March 2023
- Wednesday 15th March 2023
- Thursday 16th March 2023
Not all of our teachers are members of the NEU.
The strike is happening because of a national dispute between the unions and the government over teachers’ pay and lack of funding for schools.
As head teacher I have to balance a desire to minimise disruption to children's education, with a need to ensure we have adequate staffing for the school to operate safely. We have looked carefully at the extent to which the school can be open safely, given the staff who are available to us on that day.
Consequently, I am getting in touch today to give you as much notice as possible that learning will be disrupted for most pupils on these dates. Having consulted with our staff union representative, I can confirm that school will be open on Wednesday 1st February 2023 for the following classes ONLY:
- Acorn – Reception
- Peach – Year 3/4
- Oak – Year 6
We will continue to work closely with our staff union representative and inform you of arrangements for the future strike dates.