Strike Action Wed 26th March 2014

Dear Parent/Carer

I write further to my letter dated 12th March 2014 regarding the NUT national one day strike taking place on Wednesday 26th March 2014. The NUT has confirmed that over 30% of our teaching staff are members of the NUT and therefore may take strike action on Wednesday 26th March 2014. It is the case that union members do not need to declare their intentions regarding strike action until the morning of the strike.

As required, a risk assessment has been completed. The consequence of this risk assessment is that Hornsea School and Language College will be partially closed on Wednesday 26th March 2014.

The school will be closed to all pupils in Year 7 to Year 10 inclusive and therefore pupils in these four year groups should not attend school on Wednesday 26th March 2014.

School will remain open for Year 11 students and therefore all Year 11 students should attend school as normal. It is our intention to provide a normal timetabled day for these students however please can all students ensure they bring some private study in case this is not possible.

The sixth form will remain open and it is expected that all sixth form students with timetabled lessons will attend school as normal. I will not know until 8.30am on the day of the strike which sixth form lessons will take place. If the lesson is not able to take place due to the class teacher taking strike action then students will be expected to carry out private study within the sixth form study areas.

There will be a full home to school transport service for Year 11 and sixth form students.

Hornsea School and Language College will be fully open to all students in all year groups on Thursday 27th March 2014 but may I take this opportunity to advise that the school is fully closed to students in all year groups on Friday 28th March 2014. This is a Training Day as per the School Calendar.

I apologise for the inconvenience arising from the partial closure. Please contact Mrs Thompson, Headteacher’s PA, via the school office if this places you in particular difficulty.

Yours sincerely

Mr S Lawrence
Headteacher