You may be aware from media coverage that the NEU have declared strike action. The strike is happening because of a national dispute between the union and the government and will take place on the following days:
• Wednesday 1 February 2023;
• Tuesday 28 February 2023;
• Wednesday 15 March 2023; and
• Thursday 16 March 2023.
Southroyd will be partially closed as some classes will be affected by the strike.
The teachers who will be striking are under no obligation to tell us they will be striking. However, in the best interests of supporting parents and children to make alternative arrangements for those days we are able to provide you with the plans as they currently stand.
Please be aware that these plans, whilst unlikely, could change and you will be informed if they do.
If your child is entitled to Free School Meals but your child’s class is closed on strike day, you will be able to collect a lunch grab bag from school on the day.
The current status of your child’s class for the first day of strikes was emailed out on Friday 20th January.
Before and after school clubs are unaffected on this day (i.e. Gymnastics with Mrs. Hargreaves and Football with Next Generation will still be on).
Wrap around (before and after school care) remain open throughout the strikes.
I’m sorry that you will have to make alternative arrangements for your child, and I understand that this situation may be frustrating. It goes without saying that at Southroyd our values of solidarity, democracy and social responsibility are at the forefront of our minds as we all want the best education possible for our children now and in the future.
Whilst there may be differing views on how we go about that, I ask that all members of our school community continue to treat each other with respect and consideration, remembering that everyone has a right to their own opinion – however different from each other’s. Southroyd remains committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our pupils and delivering high-quality teaching and learning now and in the future.