Strike action at Greenfield

Dear Parents/Carers,

Strike Action by Members of the National Union of Teachers – Tuesday 5 July

GREENFIELD’S EARLY YEARS ONLY WILL CLOSE ON THIS DAY – THE REST OF THE SCHOOL IS OPEN AS NORMAL.

I am writing to inform you about strike action that is being taken by members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) on 5 July and to advise you about arrangements for the school on that day.

What does this mean for our school?

Some of the teachers in our school who are members of the NUT will be on strike on 5 July and on subsequent dates in the autumn term if the dispute is not resolved by then.

How will this affect my children?

As head teacher, I am responsible, in consultation with the chair of governors, for deciding what will happen in our school on the day of the strike. My decision has been informed by the risk assessment that I have carried out to determine the impact of the strike on the health and safety of pupils and staff.  The decision I have made is that

  • I will keep the school open as normal for all pupils EXCEPT those in Early Years (both Reception classes and nursery)
  • Siblings WILL BE EXPECTED to attend as normal on that day in years 1-6.

I appreciate that closing this area of the school will cause inconvenience for families and it is not a decision that I have taken lightly. I can assure you that in forming my decision I have taken into account the well-being of all pupils and their families and school staff.

Yours sincerely,

Kate Richardson

Head Teacher