University Academy Kidsgrove closure – National Union of Teachers Industrial Action (Tuesday 5th July 2016).
We have received confirmation that the NUT trade union has asked their membership to take part in strike action in relation to a national trade dispute with the Government in regard to protecting school funding and teachers’ pay and conditions.
As a result we have received notification that most teachers in our Academy will be taking part in strike action on 5th July 2016.
Having carefully reviewed the implications of the strike on our staffing levels, we have taken the decision to close the Academy to all pupils on Tuesday 5th July 2016.
Parents are therefore asked to make alternative arrangements on this day and pupils should not report to the Academy.
I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
The Academy will re-open as normal on Wednesday 6th July 2016.