As I’m sure you’ll be aware UNISON is planning to take further industrial action on 23 and 24 November 2016 over changes to pay relating to Teaching Assistants. This is a dispute between UNISON members and Durham County Council, it is not a dispute with the school.
The action may result in class or whole school closures across the county.
The decision to close the school and / or send pupils home is never taken lightly but in this instance, where staff have elected to take lawful industrial action, I will have no choice but to take appropriate steps to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all pupils.
We know that class / school closures inconvenience parents and carers and so I am writing to give you advance notice of the likely impact of the action on this school.
If the action does go ahead, the following arrangements will be in place:

  • School will be open on Wednesday 23 November as usual however there will be no supervision on the yard at 8:40am therefore pupils should not arrive on the premises until 8:55am.
  • 24 November is back to normal.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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