National Strike Action by the NUT and NASUWT taking place on 1st October 2013.

We have been advised by the City Council that NUT and NASUWT members are proposing to take strike action on Tuesday 1st October 2013 as a further step in their national dispute over pay, pensions, working conditions and jobs.

Having carefully considered the position in our school (including the operational and health and safety implications) please read the following information:

  • The school will be closed to the following classes:

Nursery am and pm

RG                                                       4B

2M                                                       4V                               

3H                                                        5I

3K                                                        5N

  • School will be open all day for the following classes and children are expected to attend as usual:

RS

1L

1D

6P

  • School will be open until 1.15pm for the following class and children are expected to attend until this time:

6E  (Pupils in this class will need to be collected at 1.15pm from the main entrance).

  • School will be open from 12.00noon for the following class and children are expected to attend from this time:

2H (lunches will be ordered and charged for unless we are advised otherwise)

  • Playgroup will be open as normal.
  • There will no lunchtime wraparound service on this date.
  • Where you have paid for all five school meals on the weeks affected by the strike action you will be credited for the meals which will be unavailable on Tuesday 1st October.
  • Kool Kids will remain open as normal from 7.30am-9.00am and 3.30-5.30pm. Any queries for Kool Kids please speak to the staff.
  • Guitar lessons will continue for Year 6 pupils.  Pupils in Years 3-5 will not be charged for this date and this will be reflected in your invoice.

I appreciate that this will create inconvenience for you and your family. I have a duty to minimise disruption to pupils’ education where possible and it is our preferred option to remain open rather than closing the school to all pupils.