National Union of Teachers One Day Strike
Please read for details concerning the industrial action and how it will affect the school day and our students on Thursday April 24th.
As you may have heard through the national media, members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) are calling for a one day strike on Thursday. As a result, we will have significant numbers of staff not working that day.
In order that I can maintain a reasonable level of supervision that day, the school will only be open for Years 8, 10 and 11. This will mean Years 7 and 9 will need to stay at home. I have given priority for year groups who are undertaking examinations this summer, although some classes will be without their ordinary subject teacher.
Normal classes and registration will be taken throughout the day. If a teacher is absent, students will be asked to go to the drama rooms for private study or revision. Students should bring plenty of work with them for these times. Students who are at home should continue with their work and can use SAM Learning or the Citrix Remote Access for study (both available here).
Please note that the Language orals arranged for Thursday will now be completed on Tuesday 29th April.
I apologise for the inconvenience this has caused but as I hope you’ll understand, this is a national issue affecting schools across the whole country. If there is any change I will advise parents as soon as possible.
The school’s INSET day will be as normal on Friday 25th April.
Jonathan de Sausmarez