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NUT strike Tuesday 5th July - School open for Year 7 and Year 10 pupils only

School open to Year 7 and Year 10 only on Tuesday 5th July

Friday 1st July 2016

Dear Parent/Carer

Industrial Action by the National Union of Teachers – Tuesday 5th July 2016

I write further to my letter of 29th June regarding the planned strike action by members of the NUT on Tuesday 5th July 2016.  This action is not against the school itself but is part of national industrial action organised by the NUT.

Our aim at The Charter School in such circumstances is always to maximise learning and to minimise disruption to students and parents.  However, it is illegal for the school to use supply teachers or non-striking teachers to cover the work of colleagues absent due to the strike, and so the challenge to maintain a normal day is significant. 

Therefore, after careful review and with particular regard for students in terms of learning and safety, we have had to take the decision to close the school for Years 8 and 9. 

The arrangements on Tuesday 5th July will be as follows: 

Year Group

Situation

Year 7

School OPEN

All students are expected to attend as normal

Year 8

School CLOSED

Students should NOT come to school.

Year 9

School CLOSED

Students should NOT come to school.

Year 10

School OPEN

All students are expected to attend as normal.

I apologise for the disruption caused to parents by this decision.  We must all hope that the issues over which the industrial action has arisen are resolved as soon as possible. 

The school will re-open as normal for all year groups on Wednesday 6th July 2016.  Please note that this strike action does not affect the planned Inset Day on Friday 8th July.

Yours Faithfully

 

Christian Hicks

Headteacher