We have been informed by NUT Trade Unions that there will be a day of strike action on Tuesday 5th July 2016. The dispute is with regards to demands for the Secretary of State for Education to ‘increase funding to schools and education, guarantee terms and conditions for teachers in all types of schools, and to resume negotiations on teacher contracts to allow workload to be addressed’.
As Executive Headteacher I have assessed the impact of the strike action on the school and have decided that the school will have to close to pupils. Due to the numbers of staff involved, there will be serious operational difficulties.
This decision has not been taken lightly and we regret having to take this action but feel that there will not be sufficient staff in school to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the children.
Our sincere apologies for the difficulties that these arrangements will cause parents/carers but unfortunately these are circumstances beyond our control. The school will open as normal on Wednesday 6th July 2016. The Children’s Centre is not affected and will remain open on Tuesday.
Ms Julie Messer