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Industrial Action by the NEU

As parents and carers will be aware from previous correspondence, the National Education Union's ballot among members has met the threshold for industrial action to be taken. 

The strike is happening because of a national dispute between the unions and the government over teachers’ pay, recruitment and the funding crisis in schools, and not because of any issues at our school.

The NEU has posted a document for parents, carers and grandparents that explains their reasons for taking strike action. It can be found at https://neu.org.uk/media/24511/view

Industrial action is due to take place on:

1st February

2nd March

15th March

16th March

From information that the school has received, the school will be partially open on these dates, although parents and carers should be aware that this position may change. 

At present, pupils in the following classes will be able to attend school on the dates above:

Reception - Blue Class

Year 2 - Scarlet Class

Year 3 - Indigo and Lilac Classes

Year 4 - Emerald Class

Year 5 - Amber and Saffron Classes

Year 6 - Crimson and Magenta Classes

We understand that this situation may be frustrating, and ask that all members of our school community continue to treat each other with respect and to be understanding. A national strike by teachers is very unusual. Taking strike action is not something that any teacher would take lightly. Those on strike will have thought long and hard about their decision.

If there are any changes to these arrangements, we will contact parents and carers as soon as possible and highlight this on the front page of the website (the scrolling banner).