As you are aware from the press, the NEU union is striking on Thursday 2nd March 2023. You are aware that staff members do not have a duty to disclose their union affiliation, in fact it is protected data information and no-one can ask them to disclose it. The purpose of a strike is of course to alert the government to the dissatisfaction that is felt by the members of that union regarding terms and conditions; not because of any issues at our school. Staff members who are striking can leave it to the day of the strike to inform me of their intent to strike.
I have in place arrangements to cover the classes in case of strike, we have 2 members of staff in each class and I can redistribute staff who normally cover classes to do so for the period of the strike. I will not know for sure where cover is required until the day of the strike.
We will be open and operating as normal, please send your child in as normal.