Information for Parents/Carers
NUT & NASUWT STRIKE ACTION OVER PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE TEACHERS PENSION SCHEME
You will be aware from media reports that NUT and NASUWT have called their members to take strike action on 27 June 2013. This is an escalation of the action in relation to the trade dispute with the Secretary of State over "adverse changes to pensions, workloads, conditions of service including pay and pay progression and job loss".
I have asked colleagues to inform me if they are available for work on 27/6 (although they are not obliged to do so) in order that I can assess the staffing levels and ensure that appropriate decisions about pupil numbers are made and parents given reasonable notice of the impact on them and their child(ren).
The school will be open on the day which has been designated for strike action. Under section 234a of the Trade Union and labour Relations Consolidation Act 1992, at least 7 days prior to the strike (i.e. by close of school Wednesday 19th June 2013), the unions must provide written notice of the number of their members at the school. This will give an indication of the potential number of staff that could take action. This will not give the names of the staff, nor say who will actually take strike action or not.
Therefore, it may be that not all children can be accommodated on the day. Please check the website for updates and further details.
Claire Hollister (Headteacher)