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Industrial Strike Action – Academy Closure

The teachers’ union, NEU are taking industrial strike action in England and Wales on:
Wednesday 1st February 2023
Wednesday 1st March 2023
Wednesday 15th March 2023
Thursday 16th March 2023

The other main teaching union, NASUWT, has directed its members not to cover lessons of those teachers on strike. Regrettably this means that we are unable to open the Academy as normal

Arrangements for Wednesday 1st February 2023
Students should open Google Classroom from 9am where they will see announcements in their stream if their normal timetabled lesson will be taught online by those members of staff who are not on strike. Materials will be posted after the lesson time should any students be unable to join the live lesson. 

Our Online Student Services page provides links to a range of high-quality, web-based learning resources to support students in subjects where their teacher is on strike.

Where possible we may invite a small number of Year 11 or Year 13 students into the Academy for some intensive work on the above dates. If this is the case for your child then we will be in contact

As with during the pandemic, we will remain open for our most vulnerable students for whom being home alone may not be appropriate. We will be in contact with you in due course if your child meets the criteria for this provision. 

We may also be able to provide very limited supervision for the children of key workers in Years 7 and 8, to allow children to attend and use an Academy device to access their online learning. If you are a key worker and have no alternative childcare solution then please register interest here.

Please note that the arrangements for the remaining strike days may differ, and we will give you as much notice as possible of any changes to subsequent days. However, it is likely that most year groups will remain at home on strike days.

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