St Joseph’s RC Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff, governors and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. For more information please see our safeguarding policy which can be found under Key Information > Policies & Statements > Safeguarding Policy.
Friday 17th February 2023
NATIONAL EDUCATION UNION (NEU) INDUSTRIAL ACTION
Further to my previous letter, I can now advise you of the school’s decision in relation to our ability to open on the day of the industrial action (strike action).
On Tuesday, 28th February 2023, the school will: open partially -
Classes that will be open are - Class 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12 and 13
Classes that will be closed are - Class 2, 4, 9, 10, 11 and 14
This decision has been based on a full risk assessment and the information available at this point.
This decision may have to change on the day of action if there is sickness absence or a picket line at school that employees have decided not cross. As I’m sure you understand, we will be unable to advise you of this in advance and we may need to update parents and carers on the morning of the action to advise of any closure/further closure. If this occurs we will aim to do this as soon as possible before the start of the school day.
If the school is able to remain open to your child, they are expected to attend and it is a parents’ responsibility to ensure that they attend school on this day. Schools are required to mark the register in the normal way and if your child fails to attend school, or the reason for absence is not accepted, this will be recorded as ‘unauthorised’ and may have further consequences.
If your child is eligible for benefits related free school meals, then please contact the school office at email@example.com if you wish to order a packed lunch for your child on this day. Please be aware that parents will have to make arrangements to come to school to collect their child’s packed lunch during the morning of 28th February 2023. Please also note that this offer is for those pupils in receipt of free school meals and not the universal free school meal that all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 receive. If you are unsure then please contact the school office who will be happy to help.
We will continue to update you about the impact for the future dates, nearer the time of them taking place. As a reminder, the dates planned for future Industrial action are:
If you have any questions, please direct these to the school office via email using the address firstname.lastname@example.org
We will write to you again as soon as we have further information.
Mrs C Dunne