I have not been informed by any staff of their intention to strike on Wednesday 1st February 2023 however they are not obliged to inform me before the day and other staff are not obliged to cover for them. It is my goal to ensure that school remains open for as many children as possible. Whilst I cannot guarantee the usual teachers in classes if staff do choose to strike, we will make every effort to maintain classes where possible. Wraparound care at Energy Kidz will continue as usual.
Any school closures are posted on the website and Twitter as early as possible, so if there is no notice posted there, please presume school is open as usual. Different schools have different staffing and staff belong to different unions, so no two schools are the same and closure of Wallace Fields Junior School will be my decision based on the safe opening capacity of the school. Some unions are re-balloting their members and so I cannot guarantee the situation will not change for subsequent strike days so please read the bulletin and check the website. I appreciate your cooperation and understanding with this matter.
Thank you. Mr Lee.