Dear Parents and Carers
You may be aware that the NUT and UNISON have balloted their members for industrial action. Other public sector trade unions are undertaking ballots for action which close on the 27th June and 30 June 2014. The dispute is in connection with the changes proposed to the teachersâ€™ pension schemes, workload, conditions of service including pay and pay progression and job loss. The dispute with UNISON and public sector unions (GMB and Unite) is in relation to pay rates under National Joint Council terms and conditions.
The school has received notification that the above trade unions which represent teachers and support staff within the school intend to take industrial action on Thursday 10th July 2014.
As staff within the school are members of these unions the school will be affected by industrial action.
We have undertaken a risk assessment for the school and have made the decision to partially close, therefore the classes that will be closed to children are:
â€¢ Class 5A
â€¢ Class 5B
We will let you know if this changes . Your child(ren) who are in these classes should return to school on Friday 11th July 2014. For all other classes / year groups it is expected that your child(ren) attends school as normal on Thursday 10th July. Siblings of those pupils for whom school will be closed MUST attend school as normal. Any absences from classes that are open will be unauthorised.
The consequence of industrial action on the disruption to the provision of education is recognised as well as the fact that this may also cause you difficulties in arranging child care for that day. As a school we have aimed to give as much notice as possible in relation to the affected classes.
Mrs P Earl