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Planned Industrial Action

Dear Families,

Planned Industrial Action

I am writing to confirm that the largest teaching union, the NEU, have announced the intention to hold strike action in schools across the country. There are several dates for national and regional strikes. The dates which will affect schools in our area are the following:

  • Wednesday 1 February 2023
  • Thursday 2nd March 2023
  • Wednesday 15 March 2023
  • Thursday 16 March 2023

This news was announced last week and further adds to the scale of strikes across many areas of the Public Sector. I’m sure that you have seen this coverage in the news and know that this strike is not an action aimed at the school but is a national strike aimed at the Government.

You will appreciate that making plans for the safe and meaningful running of the school, on these days, is complex. Staff intending to strike are under no obligation to inform their Headteacher (although many often do). I am in the process of getting the details and information needed to assess whether or not there will be any disruption to the usual opening of our school on the above dates. I will be back in touch to confirm this as soon as I am able to and certainly by Thursday this week.

In the meantime please be assured that we will continue to focus on our students as the priority when making decisions in our planning.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Yours faithfully

Daniel Hatley