National Education Union (NEU) STRIKE ACTION – February and March 2023
You will probably be aware from the news that the National Education Union (NEU) have balloted their members and confirmed strike action on selected dates in February and March 2023. This is a national dispute and is therefore not confined to this school or Local Authority alone. The industrial action may result in classes or whole schools closing across the country.
The dates for the industrial action that might affect this school are:
Wednesday 1 February 2023: all eligible members in England and Wales
Wednesday 1 March 2023: all eligible members in the following English regions: East Midlands, West Midlands
Wednesday 15 March 2023: all eligible members in England and Wales
Thursday 16 March 2023: all eligible members in England and Wales
At Stow Heath Primary School , I would like to update you that, at this moment, we do not envisage any of our classes being affected and, as it stands currently, school will remain open on the above dates for all pupils as not all teachers are in this union and not all teachers will be taking strike action on these days.
However this is an ever-changing situation and I will continue to update parents as soon as I have any further updates to share. It may be that parents may wish to have a contingency plan for the above dates just in case there does have to be closures.
The decision to close the school to all or some groups of children is never taken lightly. However, where staff do elect to take lawful industrial action, school has to consider very carefully if we are able to make suitable arrangements to ensure the health, safety and well-being of children throughout the day.
At the moment though, school will remain open on the above dates but should there be any changes, I will update parents via text message and via the website as soon as I am able to.
Thank you for your co-operation at this time.