You may be aware from recent media reports that the teacher union NEU has declared strike action, which in our region will take place on:
Wednesday, 1 February 2023: all eligible members in England and Wales.
Wednesday, 1 March 2023: all eligible members in the following English regions: East Midlands, West Midlands, Eastern.
Wednesday, 15 March 2023: all eligible members in England and Wales.
Thursday, 16 March 2023: all eligible members in England and Wales.
I am writing to give you as much notice as possible of the likely impact of the action on our school.
While the planned action is as a result of a national dispute between the unions and the government, and not Claypole Church of England Primary School, it is important that the leadership team respond accordingly.
At this stage, we understand that a limited number of colleagues may be taking industrial action.
I have looked at the school timetable for that day to ensure we can still manage the safe supervision of pupils while minimising the impact on learning with potentially reduced staffing levels in place.
Therefore, as we currently stand, if the strike action goes ahead, our school can remain open as usual, however as staff are not legally obliged to inform the school of their intention to strike, this could change and of course I will write to you to keep you updated.
It appears unlikely that the proposed industrial action will be averted, but if this were to happen, I will contact you to confirm that the school will be open as usual.
If you have any questions or concerns about the above, please reach out.