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29 June 2023

Dear Parent/Carer

As an update to my previous communication before the half-term break, a reminder that the NEU have declared strike action, which will take place on the following dates:

Wednesday 5th July 2023

Friday 7th July 2023

The continued strikes are happening because of a national dispute between the unions and the government over teachers’ pay and not because of any issues at our school. We are working closely with our staff union representatives to keep up to date with the situation.

School WILL be closed with only targeting vulnerable students expected to be in.

Work will be provided online via their Show My Homework portal. Any students unable to access work online need to let us know as soon as possible so that year teams can start to organise work packs to take home for the day.

School will also be open for our most vulnerable students.

School will provide packed lunches for all our Free School Meals students who are working from home, should they require one.

Unfortunately, due to staffing numbers we are unable on this occasion to open for all students.

*Please note, that teaching members of staff who are striking are not compelled to set work for students therefore, some remote work will be generic and will be labelled: GENERAL in Show My Homework. If there is no specific set work for a period on Show My Homework, they need to complete this GENERAL work.

I am sorry that you will have to make alternative arrangements for your child at short notice, and/or that they will experience disruption to their education. I understand that this situation may be frustrating and is not a decision I have made lightly.

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s Head of Year.

Yours sincerely



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