The NEU has formally notified employers that strike action will take place on Wednesday 1st March 2023 in relation to a national dispute over pay.
Whilst we will make every effort to open the whole school on the day, indications are that Berridge will need to close some classes. Having assessed the impact and potential risks, and after consultation with the Chair of Governors, I have decided to close the classes in Reception and Year 1 on Wednesday 1st March.
The rest of the school is open (including Nursery) and will operate as normal.
If your child is in Reception or Year 1 and is entitled to free school meals then we can arrange for the kitchen to make a packed lunch on Wednesday 1st March. This can be collected in the morning from school. Please contact the school office on 0115 9155851 by Monday 27th February to order the packed lunch. All the other years groups will have a hot meal service as normal.
School will be open to all children on Thursday 2nd March as normal.
Listed below are the further strike days planned by the NEU:
It is difficult to assess the impact on school at this stage but we will try to keep you updated as soon as we can. We wanted to provide you with advanced notice so you can consider child care arrangements if needed.
Mr J Tee