As I am sure you will have heard in the press, there are 2 further days of industrial action planned, the first on Thursday 27th April and the second on Tuesday 2nd May. Given we are so close to the external examination season, we will be open to Year 11 and 13 on those days, and of course, to key worker and vulnerable children. The advice to members of the NEU has changed to grant permission to members to attend school to teach these year groups, should they wish to. However, the fact remains that colleagues are not obliged to tell me whether or not they will choose to come into school, although they may well inform the pupils themselves. At such a critical time for Year 11 pupils and Year 13 students, I would urge you to encourage attendance on these days. Remote learning will be provided by non-striking colleagues for all other year groups.
Please note, the GCSE Modern Foreign Languages Speaking Exams and the Business Studies presentations scheduled for next Thursday will be going ahead and attendance is essential.
The Year 7 Rewards Evening, currently scheduled for 2nd May, will be postponed and parents/carers will shortly be notified of a new date.