JULY 2016: Strike - School closed on Tuesday 5th July 2016
As I'm sure you'll be aware, the National Union of Teachers is planning to take industrial action on Tuesday 5th July over the impact of funding cuts on teacher contracts, workload and children's education. This is a dispute between NUT members and the government; it is not a dispute with the school.
The action, (a one day strike), will result in class or whole school closures across the country.
The decision to close the school 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 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, all classes at Christopher Hatton will be closed for the day. School will reopen as normal on Wednesday 6th July.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.