Further to my recent correspondence, the third and fourth scheduled days of industrial action by the National Education Union (NEU) are approaching on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 March 2023. Whilst the planned action is a result of a national dispute between the unions and the government, and not the Gosforth Group, it is important that we respond accordingly.
I am now in a position to write to you with further details about our plans for those days. We do expect the action by the NEU to have a severe impact on the school and it is important that we are able to comply with our key priority of ensuring the Health and Safety of our students and staff.
Years 5, 6, 7 and 8
The school will close for normal timetabled lessons in Years 5, 6, 7 and 8 and students in these year groups are not required to come into school, on both days. There will be a very small number of students from these year groups contacted in advance to come into school on the days, however, students in Years 5, 6, 7 and 8 not contacted directly by the school, in advance, are not required to come into school. For those students entitled to a free school meal and not in school, we will be providing vouchers. Students will be able to access some home learning resources. Please check Frog for resources on the days of action.
We understand the inconvenience this may cause you. Please be assured that we never take the decision, to close the school, lightly. With the exception of the strike dates listed above, on all other days our school will remain open as usual to all of our pupils.
Thank you for your patience, understanding and continued support.