Industrial Action by the National Education Union (NEU) - Arrangements for Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th March 2023
The National Education Union (NEU) has now confirmed that strike action will now be going ahead on Wednesday 15th March and Thursday 16th March across England.
This dispute is between the government and teachers and concerns the funding of schools, the erosion of educators’ pay and the subsequent difficulties this causes for recruitment, especially in shortage subjects. The current pay deals for staff have not been fully funded by the government and were agreed by the government after schools had set their budgets, leaving schools to have to cut back on other areas that benefit students.
Teachers are not compelled to inform their Headteacher on their plans to strike and staff not striking are not allowed to cover colleagues who are on strike. Therefore, for the purpose of the strike day lessons are suspended and there will be no remote teaching, although teachers may set work.
On both strike days, the school will be open to students whose parents/carers are critical workers. Additionally, the school will contact families whose children may particularly benefit from studying in a routine, supervised and familiar environment.
For specific arrangements made for these students as well as students expected in, please refer to the communication sent via Parent Mail on Friday 10th March.