As you may be aware, the National Education Union (NEU), in accordance with the provisions of the Trade Union and Labour Relations Act 1992, are calling upon their members to strike. The latest proposed industrial action will take place on Wednesday 1st March 2023.
To determine if there will be the need for a full or partial closure on this day, we have undertaken a Risk Assessment and I am writing to confirm our arrangements for Wednesday 1st March 2023.
School will be open to vulnerable pupils, pupils in years Year 11, 7 and 8 only on 1st March 2023. Pupils in Years 9 and 10 should not come to school on this day.
Pupils in years 9 and 10 will be supplied with adequate work which should be completed at home during the days when they are not attending.
If you are classed as a critical worker, and despite best efforts are set to experience childcare issues on 1st March please contact your child’s Head of year to see if any extraordinary provision can be provided.
We appreciate that industrial action is disruptive, and you may need to change your plans or working arrangements whilst this action is ongoing. Whilst we always endeavor to keep school open where possible, ensuring the health and safety of our students must take priority. We are making this decision now in order to give all parents and carers as much notification as possible given the timing of the school half term break.
Pupils who are eligible for free school meals will be able to collect a packed lunch from school on the day of the strike. Further details about this will be provided to relevant families via text message.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding.
Colin Crehan / Anna Brewer
Headteacher / Chair of Governors