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Strike- proposed further two dates

Dear Parents and Carers,


I hope that you and your families are well. You may be aware from the media that members of the National Education Union (NEU) have voted for strike action again. Other teaching unions (NASUWT and NAHT) did not receive the required number of ballot papers and so will not be striking at this point.


The NEU has identified a further two days of strike, which will possibly affect Infant children of our school. These are:


  • Wednesday 5th July 2023
  • Friday 7th July 2023


The leadership team are currently planning for the strikes. We will continue this close contact in the coming weeks in order to reduce the impact on pupils’ learning as much as we can. In line with Government guidance, it is our intention to keep Berkeley Primary School open; however, it may be the case that not all classes / year groups will be able to come into school, depending on which teachers in school do strike. I am hoping to give you more information shorlty, but unions do not disclose which staff are in which unions and the staff themselves do not have to tell us in advance if they are going to strike.


Where possible, I would urge you to consider arranging childcare provision for your child(ren) in case they are not able to come to school. Our aim is to keep you, the parents and carers, updated throughout this period of uncertainty. We will do our utmost to give you as much notice as possible. Nevertheless, please be prepared for short notice on possible class or year group closures. We will contact you with further details as and when we have them.


Best wishes

Anna Cvijetic