As I’m sure you’ll be aware, the National Union of Teachers is planning to take industrial action on Tuesday 5th July 2016 over the impact of funding cuts on teacher contracts, workload and children’s education. This is a dispute between NUT members and the government, it is not a dispute with the school. The action, (a one day strike), will result in closures across the country.
The decision to close the school and / or send pupils home is never taken lightly. We have been encouraged to keep our school open to try to maintain the continuity of educational provision but in this instance, where staff have elected to take lawful industrial action, I will have no choice but to take appropriate steps to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all pupils.
We know that class / school closures inconvenience parents and carers and so I am writing to give you advance notice of the likely impact of the action on this school.
If the action does go ahead, the following arrangements will be in place:
A risk assessment has been undertaken and based on that assessment a decision has been made to close the school to Years 3 and 4 (Classes 4, 5, and 6). All other year groups are expected to attend school as normal.