Teacher Strike Action – Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th March 2023

Next week is the third and fourth day of teacher strikes announced by the NEU to take place in this region. As with the previous strike action in February and early March, there is uncertainty over how many teachers will actually take strike action on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th March. However, based on the information that is available to me the College will remain open for students in Year’s 11, 12 and 13. A Support School provision will also be put in place for our most vulnerable students; these students will be contacted by the College. For the remainder of the students i.e., those in Year’s 7, 8, 9 and 10, unfortunately they will have to remain at home on these days. Teachers of these year groups will be asked to direct their students to online resources they can use for the day they are not at school. I appreciate the disruption this may cause to many of you, but unfortunately this is beyond our control.

Students in Year’s 11, 12 and 13 will follow their normal timetable on 15th and 16th March, and if their teacher is absent due to strike action they will be supported with independent study during that lesson. These will be normal days for these students for which they are expected to attend; absences will be marked as unauthorised if the correct absence procedure isn’t followed. Details on the Support School arrangements will be shared with the students and parents as necessary.

Kind regards,

Dr Jeremy Plumb