You may be aware due to reports in the media that the National Union of Teachers has called a one day national strike on Tuesday 5th July 2016 following a properly organised national ballot of its members. The NUT has followed all procedures relating to legitimate strike action, making this legal industrial action.
The Chair of Governors and I have considered the impact of this strike upon the school’s provision and have concluded school will remain open to all children except for children in Year 3 and Year 5.
Therefore, children in Years 3 and 5 should not be brought in or sent to school on Tuesday 5th July and their parents should make alternative arrangements for their care for the whole day.
The Chair of Governors and I have not made this decision lightly and have made and communicated this decision to you at the earliest possible opportunity to allow parents maximum time to make other plans.
We realise this is likely to cause significant inconvenience to Y3 and Y5 parents but hope they understood this partial closure of school is a result of widespread lawful national industrial action taken by the NUT, the largest primary school teaching union.
School will reopen to all children on Wednesday 6th July as normal.