Wednesday 25th January 2023

Industrial Action – Wednesday 1st February

Dear Parents/Carers,

You will be aware, from recent media reports, that the National Education Union (NEU) has declared national industrial strike action, which will take place on Wednesday 1st February 2023. This will affect schools differently based on the proportion of staff who are members of the NEU and the school’s individual context. Also, one of the school leaders’ unions, NAHT Cymru, will now engage in industrial action short of strike action. In order for you to make the necessary arrangements this letter is to give you as much notice as possible that the school will be closed to all mainstream pupils on Wednesday 1st February.  However, our Specialist Teaching Facility (STF) is not impacted to the same level so this will remain open to all STF pupils.

This decision has been informed by a thorough risk assessment and is mainly due to a significantly large number of mainstream staff being members of the NEU. If the situation changes, we shall inform you as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, further industrial action is planned on 14th February, 15th March and 16th March. We will write to you again before these dates with a further update.

Please contact the school if you have any queries.

Mr. Gareth Rees