I am writing to you to confirm that the largest teaching union, the NEU, announced the intention to hold strike action in schools. It appears the dates which will affect our area of the country are the following:
- Wednesday 1 February 2023
- Thursday 2 March 2023
- Wednesday 15 March 2023
- Thursday 16 March 2023
This news was announced on Monday and further adds to the scale of strikes across many areas of the Public Sector.
In the meantime, be assured as a school, we will focus on our pupils as the priority; to make sure they know what they have to do to be successful in the term ahead. This is all already well provided for and signposted as standard. They will be supported, as always, in every lesson by their teachers who care deeply about their success.
In terms of impact on specific days, now that we know more we will start to map the impact and what contingency or alternatives can be arranged.
I hope you appreciate this is not a quick task and needs careful thought. We will be in touch regarding any rearrangements of events or restricted opening as soon as we are able.