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Industrial Action Thursday 10th July 2014

posted 7 Jul 2014, 02:59 by Matthew Shenton
7th July 2014

Dear Parents/Carers,


You may already be aware that there is a day of industrial action on Thursday 10th July 2014 involving two unions. This is not related to the academy but is part of wider industrial action.

I am contacting you on behalf of the Governing Body, to inform you that the school will be closed for Years 7-11 on Thursday 10th July. This is due to the greatly reduced staffing levels that are expected on the day.

On a day such as this when some staff will be in and others not, all pupils would experience interruptions to their learning for most, if not all of the day. In addition, national union agreements do not permit the use of other teachers to cover for members of staff that are taking industrial action. It is not possible to open the school to Years 7-11 as we cannot guarantee teacher-pupil ratios.

Staff not involved in industrial action will be working in school on planning, preparation and assessment.

I apologise for any disruption this will cause and thank you in advance for your understanding.


Yours sincerely


Becky Elcocks Principal