Strike Action 1/2/23
Dear Parent/Person with Parental Responsibility,
Re: Planned strike action at The Weston Road Academy on Wednesday 1st February
We write further to our previous correspondence on Friday to update you on the progress of our contingency planning during the forthcoming strike action in schools.
Since Friday, a significant number of teaching staff have informed us of their intention to strike and therefore we will need to close to Years 9 and 10, as well as Year 8.
Parents of those pupils in classes open on the days when strike action is being taken are still required to send their child to school, regardless of parental choice or the closure of other classes in the school.
What will happen at the school during the strike?
- The academy will be closed to Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10. Those teachers who are not involved in strike action will put work on ‘Show My Homework’ for pupils to complete.
- The academy will be open to all other pupils (Years 7 and 11). The school buses will be running as normal and the canteen will be open as usual.
- We will close to Year 12 and 13 at 12:45pm on 1st February and will let students know on the day (by 11am) if their twilight session is taking place and they are required to attend.
- Pupils in Year 7 and 11 must come to school in appropriate sportswear, suitable for outdoor activities (e.g. joggers, leggings etc.). If their teacher is absent on this day, they may take part in additional physical activity, carry out self-study or complete other activities deemed suitable.
We have tried to give you as much notice as possible of these circumstances. We appreciate that any partial closure may be disruptive to you, for which we apologise. We hope that you understand we have not taken these decisions lightly and had to take decisions to secure the health and safety of your child and any non-striking staff in consideration of anticipated heavily reduced numbers of staffing.
Lastly, we want to take this opportunity to reiterate that your child’s education is important to all staff at The Weston Road Academy. We hope that by putting in place these contingency plans we can limit any impact the strike could have to your child’s education.
Thank you for your continued support.