Industrial Action – School Open


Dear Parents and Carers,

You may be aware that some public services/organisations will be closed on Wednesday 30th November due to industrial action relating to proposed cuts to Public Sector pension agreements.

Our team has discussed the prospect of industrial action, and the resounding view of our staff is that Holy Trinity should remain open. I must point out that although very much angered by the threats to our ‘guaranteed’ pensions we, as professionals who work with children, feel that closing Holy Trinity Primary School for a day will achieve little other than inconvenience working families who are facing their own financial challenges during these difficult times.

However, in order to demonstrate our anger at the way in which the Government have managed this situation, some staff will be withdrawing unpaid overtime, therefore staff will not be available for meetings or discussions before or after school on Wednesday.

If you have any urgent issues/concerns we will be happy to deal with them during our official ‘opening hours’ of 8.45am to 3.15pm.

In closing, we firmly believe that schools should only close as an absolute last resort or when it is unsafe to open.

Yours sincerely

Jon Smith
Headteacher

Additional activities going ahead on Wednesday 30th November 2011:

Gardening Club
Multi-Sports Club
Handicraft Club

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