in Burnham-On-Sea area to be disrupted by teachers strike
schools in the Burnham-On-Sea area will be partially closed this
week when teachers hold a one day strike.
schools in the Burnham area have sent letters to parents warning
them to expect disruption this Thursday October 17th.
Infants School will be partially open on the 17th October. It
will be open for Turtle, Dolphin, Seal and Kittiwake classes.
Alfred School in Highbridge will be closed to students in Years
7 -11. Andy Owen, head teacher at King Alfred School, says: "Whilst
all efforts are being made to maintain essential services to children
and young people, regrettably the industrial action will mean
that the school will not be open as usual to students in Years
action is not against the school itself but is part of industrial
action organised by these trade unions. Having conducted a risk
assessment and having consulted with the Governing Body I regret
that the school will be closed to students in Years 711.
The school will be open for Year 12 and Year 13."
strike has been called over pay, pensions and working conditions
by the National Union of Teachers and National Association of
Schoolmasters and the Union of Woman Teachers.