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Strike Days – 27th April and 2nd May 2023

21 April 2023

Dear Parent/Carer

Following my previous communications, please be advised that the NEU have declared further strike action, which will take place on the following dates:

  • Thursday 27 April 2023
  • Tuesday 2 May 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. Below are the proposals for the fifth and sixth strike days on 27 April and 2 May.

– School WILL be closed for years 7,8,9 and 10.

– Years 7 – 10 will be provided online work 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 be open for Year 11 and we expect attendance as normal.

– School will also be open for our most vulnerable students, these will be contacted.

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

If you feel that your child is in the vulnerable student category and is in Year 7-10 or you would like to discuss whether your child is in this category, please contact Mr Halstead so that we can ensure we have sufficient provision.

*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 linking it to the subject scheduled on their timetable.

I am sorry that you will have to make alternative arrangements for your child, and/or that they will experience disruption to their 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.

Erdington Academy remains committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our pupils and delivering high quality teaching. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s Head of Year.

Yours sincerely



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