CLASS CLOSURES DUE TO INDUSTRIAL ACTION ON 26th March 2014
As you will be aware from the media, the teaching trade union NUT will be taking industrial action on the 26th March 2014. The action (a one day strike) will result in class or whole school closures across the region.
A decision to close the school or send pupils home is never taken lightly, but in this instance, where staff have elected to take lawful industrial action, I have to take appropriate steps to ensure the health, safety and well being of all pupils.
We are aware that class/school closures inconvenience parents and carers and so I am writing to give you advance notice of the impact of the action on this school.
If the action goes ahead, the following arrangements will be in place:
There will be no school on Wednesday 26th March 2014 for children in the classes listed below:
Nursery both AM and PM
Reception classes – Pine & Bay
Year 1 classes – Cherry & Walnut
Year 2 classes – Oak
Year 3 classes – 3V (please see following paragraph for information for 3CT)
Year 5 classes - 5B & 5P
Parents must make alternative arrangements for the children on that day.
For the children in class 3CT – the class will be open in the morning, but closed for the afternoon session. Parents must collect children from the school office at 12.10pm promptly.
The classes listed below will be open as usual
Reception classes – Laurel & Willow
Year 1 classes – Chestnut & Apple
Year 2 classes – Birch, Maple & Sycamore
Year 3 classes – 3B & 3W
Year 4 classes – 4W, 4S & 4B
Year 5 classes – 5K
Year 6 classes – 6M, 6B & 6MS
Children in these classes should attend school as normal.
I realise that these arrangements may result in the class of one child in a family being
closed and the class of a sibling being open. Whilst it is expected that all children in
the open classes attend school as normal, should the childcare arrangements that
you are forced to make mean that siblings are unable to come to school, then such
absence would be authorised.
Currently parents should assume that the action will take place on 26th March 2014,
should it be cancelled for any reason then all classes would open as normal on that
day. The school website and Twitter account will be updated as information
Thank you for your patience and understanding.