As you will be aware from the media, several of the public sector unions, including the combined teacher and school leadership trade unions will be taking industrial action on the Wednesday 30th November.
The decision to close the school 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 well being of all pupils.
With previous industrial action, there was less disruption to the school, but as this industrial action is more widespread, and involving several more unions, the impact this time is greater.
We are aware that 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.
Unless planned industrial action by the unions is called off, our school will close on Wednesday 30th November.
The school will reopen on Thursday 1st December.
Thank you for your understanding, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.