Please read the following notice to all Parents/Carers regarding Wednesday 1st February.
As you will already know, industrial action by teachers belonging to the NEU is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 1st February. The strike is happening because of a national dispute between the unions and the government and not because of any issues in our school.
I am writing to you to give you as much notice as possible about our arrangements for next Wednesday, 1st February.
Although not obliged to do so, the teachers in our school have now confirmed their intention to join the industrial action on Wednesday 1st February. Currently, the following classes will remain open:
Nursery – Pear am, and Pear pm
Reception – Apple, and Mulberry
Year 2 – Holly
Year 3 – Rowan
Year 4 – Beech
Year 5 – Cedar, Cypress, and Sycamore
Year 6 – Yew
However, as teachers can decide to strike on Wednesday morning, this could change at the last minute. We will keep you updated with any changes made over the upcoming days.
Children in the following classes will not be able to attend school: Cherry, Chestnut, Juniper, Silver Birch, Elm, Pine, Maple, Willow, Oak, Poplar, Ash, Larch, and Redwood.
I appreciate that you will have to make alternative arrangements for your child or children and that they will experience disruption to their education. I also understand that this situation may be frustrating, but the teachers are exercising their legal right to strike and as such, the law should be respected, as it protects all of our rights.
Children who are not able to come to school due to industrial action can be guided by you to access remote learning activities. The Oak Academy is a government site that provides lessons and activities for EYFS (4-5yrs), KS1 (5-7yrs), and KS2 (7-11yrs). Children can also read at home and record what they have read on Boom Reader; practise their times tables on TTRockstars; and complete some of the activities on their homework grid.
School lunches – if you have paid for a school lunch and your child’s class is closed, we will contact Chartwells to ensure you get a credit for your Parent Pay account. If your child is entitled to a Universal Free School Meal (Lower Site) or a Free School Meal (Upper Site) and you have already ordered their meal, you are invited into school at 12.15pm when your child can eat. If your child will be attending school on Wednesday at 12.15pm for a school meal, please call the school office by 3pm on Tuesday.
If there are any further changes, I will inform you as soon as possible.
Thank you for your understanding.