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Strike Action - 27th April & 2nd May

Dear Parents and Carers,


As you are aware, in recent weeks the National Education Union (NEU) balloted their members on industrial action. I am writing to you today to explain what this means for our Federation for this coming week.


Although not obliged to, I would like to thank the staff for informing me of their decision ahead of the strike days, therefore allowing me the time to inform you of the situation, thus avoiding last minute plans needing to be made.


The NEU has confirmed that its members will be striking, with national strikes scheduled to take place on Thursday 27th April and Tuesday 2nd May. Having assessed the staffing situation, I can now confirm the following:


At South View Infant School

Owl, Badger, Mole and Rabbit classes all closed


At South View Junior School

All classes open as usual.


There will be breakfast club as usual at both schools for those children whose classes are open. No after-school clubs will be held, at the infant school, on Thursday.  FSM details will be clarified tomorrow.


The safety and wellbeing of our pupils is critical and so I am sure you will understand that I have not taken this decision lightly but I will not have enough teaching staff available to run classes safely.


Please note the 2nd May is an INSET day and therefore children are not expected to be in school on that day anyway.


Whilst we are giving you early notice about this, it is still possible that arrangements will change further, potentially even on the strike day itself, given the nature of industrial action. However, I will of course endeavour to keep you as informed as possible. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to me or a member of my senior leadership team. Thank you for your continued support and understanding during this time.


With best wishes

Mrs S Pape

Executive Headteacher