Industrial Action – February 28th

black and white version of south Wirral high school building

Dear parents and carers,

I have now completed a full risk assessment about whether we can open school during the next day of industrial action by the National Education Union, on February 28th.

As I result, I can announce that school will be open only to year 11,12 and 13 students on February 28th.

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 preparing for their next set of examinations, which will begin in March.

All students in year 11,12, and 13 will be required to attend school.

Year 11 will spend the day preparing for their next set of Pre-Public Examinations.  Their day will consist of taught lessons by subject specialists and senior leaders focussing on specific gaps in their knowledge. They will receive a very high quality of provision which should be very useful for them. They will receive a schedule for the day from Mr Cloherty in advance.

Years 12 and 13 will receive some of their lessons and will spend the rest of their time working independently on their independent study logs. They will receive a schedule for the day from Mr Harrison, in advance.

In order to minimise the disruption to 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.

It is to be hoped that this industrial action has some positive impact on long term quality of education of young people in Britain and that the current dispute can be solved without further industrial action.

In the meantime, the school has sought to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of the industrial action on our students.

Thank you for your understanding.

Mr Goodwin

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