Industrial Action – April 27th and May 2nd

 Dear parents and carers,

I have now completed a full risk assessment about whether we can open school during the next two days of industrial action by the National Education Union, on Thursday April 27th and Tuesday May 2nd.

As I result, I can announce that school will be open only to year 11,12 and 13 students on those days, in addition to a small number of students in years 7-10 who have an EHCP.

Students in year 11,12 and 13 will follow their normal timetable on those days and year 11 interventions after school will also continue as normal.

Any external examinations will take place as normal.

Parents of students with an EHCP will be contacted by the SEND team. Students should only come into school if invited by the SEND team.

This is because we will not have enough staff to ensure that all students are safe and educated in school on that day.  We will only have the capacity to open for a reduced number of students. We have prioritised years 11, 12 and 13 because those year groups are sitting examinations very soon.  All students in year 11,12, and 13 will be required to attend school for a normal day of lessons. It is vitally important that we avoid any disruption to their preparations for examinations.

In order to minimise the disruption to other children’s education, work will be set on Google classroom for years 7 to 10.

Years 10 will use GCSE Pod and Seneca to practice what they have already learned and to plug gaps in their knowledge, focussing on English, Maths and Science.

Years 7, 8 and 9 will have work set for some core subjects subjects, on Google classroom.

Thank you for your understanding.

Simon

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