We have been informed by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) that they will be taking industrial action in the form of a national strike on Tuesday 5th July.
This action is not against the school itself but is part of national industrial action organised by the trade union about pay and conditions of their members. There is no requirement on unions to inform us of which members of staff will take action, and it may be that they will not know themselves as there is no obligation on members of unions to obey a strike call.
Neither the governing body nor the Head is legally allowed to close the school ‘in sympathy’ with the strike and we will not do so.The school will remain open but any classes taught by striking teachers will have their lessons cancelled and will be supervised by senior staff in the main hall.
We must all hope that the issues over which the industrial action has arisen are resolved as soon as possible.