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Strike Action - Thursday 2 March 2023

School plans for the strike action taking place on Thursday 2 March 2023

Please find below the letter sent to parents/guardians on 24 February 2023 regarding the planned teachers' strikes over the next couple of months:

I am writing to remind you that members of the National Education Union (NEU) will be striking on Thursday 2 March.

Although we know how many of our teachers are NEU members and so therefore may strike, we cannot be clear of the full impact the strikes will have as teachers do not have to confirm whether or not they will strike on the allotted days. However, we are very aware of the difficulties that this may cause parents and the potential disruption it will bring to students’ learning. We have therefore put initial plans in place even if we have to review them next week.

Our current plan is that Little Heath School will remain partially open on that day. It will not be possible to keep the school fully open due to the number of staff members taking strike action.

Arrangements for 2 March

Year 11

  • Year 11 students will attend their Pre-Public Examinations (PPEs) as normal.
  • A schedule of these examinations has already been sent home. Students only need to come in to school for their exams. They must arrive at least 15 minutes before their exam in the morning and the afternoon.
  • If students have an examination in both the morning and afternoon, they will be able to stay in school between those examinations. A cold lunch will be available for them at lunchtime. Students with only one examination can come into school for the morning session, and then go home. They should complete further revision for their PPEs in the afternoon, using resources on Satchel One if required.
  • The PPE timetable is Science (Biology) in the morning, and iMedia and Computer Science in the afternoon.

Year 12 and Year 13

    • Sixth Form students should attend school for normal lessons. This will be a taught lesson if their teacher is in school, or supported self-study sessions where their teacher is taking strike action.
    • Lunch will be available in Café 6 for both of these year groups

Year 7-10

    • All other Year groups from Year 7 to 10 will be provided with work on Satchel One. They should follow a timetable of lessons for five hours (English, Mathematics, Science, “Pick and Mix” and House Competition). This schedule will be given to students next week.

Although these plans have been drawn up carefully, it is possible that the situation could change next week, so we will update parents on Tuesday with our final plans. We thought it was best to give you as much notice as possible of our intentions.

We recognise that the strike action may cause potential disruption to you and your child and therefore may be frustrating. We ask that all members of our school community treat each other with respect.

David Ramsden