RE: Strike Action - School will be closed on Wed 15th & Thurs 16th March
You may be aware from media coverage that the teaching union(NEU) have declared strike action, which will take place on Wednesday 15th March and Thursday 16th March next week. The strike is happening because of a national dispute between the unions and the government over teachers’ pay and conditions, and not because of any issues at our school.
I’m sorry to inform you that Westbrook School will be closed on 15th and 16th March. We are asking you not to send your child into school on these days.
We have not taken this decision lightly. We remain committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our pupils and feel that we would be unable to provide this with the staff we have available.
We will be providing activities and work to complete on Google Classroom.
I’m sorry that you will have to make alternative arrangements for your child at short notice, and 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.
We are working closely with our staff union representatives to keep up to date with the situation, and I will inform you as soon as possible if arrangements change further.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr Tatters at email@example.com.
Dr M Tatters