We have been advised by the City Council that NEU Teaching members are proposing to take strike action on Thursday 27th April and Tuesday 2nd May, as a further step in their national dispute over pay.
This is not a decision that our teachers have taken lightly. Please understand that Teachers are striking against the national educational policy and resourcing in schools and not against the children that they work so hard for every day.
To date, I can confirm that school will not be open to Nursery, 4PP & 4MW on Thursday 27th April. School will also not be open to Nursery on Tuesday May 2nd. It will be open to 4PP & 4MW on the 2nd May. There are other staff members who will be striking however due to operational and health and safety implications we cannot accommodate Nursery & Year 4 on the above days.
Your child’s attendance will not be affected by the strike day, as they will be coded as a Y (unable to attend due to exceptional circumstances). You will now need to make alternative childcare arrangements for your child/children on this day/s if they are in Nursery or Year 4.
If your child is entitled to free school meals, you will be able to collect a packed lunch from the main office at 12:45pm. The packed lunch will include, a sandwich (choice or tuna mayo, cheese, or ham) if you would like a packed lunch could you please make the school office aware.
I am unable to advise at this time if classes will be closed on additional dates, but I will send out more information if I hear.
Natasha Maude Headteacher