Newsletter Teacher Strike Information
Headteacher: Mr. J. Molyneux
You will be aware from media coverage that the NEU Teaching Union, of which some of our teaching staff are members, have declared strike action and intends to call upon its members to take part in industrial action consisting of strike action on Wednesday 1st February 2023. The strike is happening because of a national dispute between the unions and the government and not because of any issues at our school.
I am writing to you now to give you a week’s notice that learning may be disrupted on Wednesday 1st February. We are considering several options at present and recommend that you start to make contingency childcare arrangements for this date.
We are working with our staff union representatives to keep up to date with the situation, and I will inform you of the final arrangements as soon as I possibly can, though I must point out that union members reserve the right not to share their decision until the day of any planned industrial action. This means that I may not be able to share information with you until 7am on the day. By 7.30am we will be able to update parents via Class Dojo whether or not your child’s day is affected by strike action.
I am sorry about the potential disruption to you and to your child’s education. I understand that this situation may be frustrating, and ask that all members of our school community continue to treat each other with respect. St. Austin’s remains committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our pupils and delivering high-quality teaching.