As I’m sure you’ll be aware, the NASUWT (teacher union) is planning to take industrial action on Wednesday 30th November 2016. This is a dispute between NASUWT members and the employers; it is not a dispute with the school.
The action, (a one-day strike), will result in class or whole school closures across Northern Ireland. The decision to close the school and/or send pupils home is never taken lightly, but in this instance, where staff have elected to take lawful industrial action, I will have no choice but to take appropriate steps to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all pupils. We know that class/school closures inconvenience parents and carers and so I am writing to give you advance notice of the likely impact of the action on this school.
If the action does go ahead, the following arrangements will be in place:
The school will be open for Year 13 and Year 14 classes only. The majority of Year 13 and Year 14 subject teachers will be teaching that day.
Please do not send your child(ren) to school on 30th November if your child’s class is not included on this list as supervision is not available. Thank you for your patience and understanding.