King Alfred School closed today due to teachers strike
King Alfred School was closed on Tuesday (5th July) due to a strike
by teachers over school funding.
industrial action was undertaken across the UK by members of the
National Union of Teachers (NUT).
Alfred School's headteacher Denise Hurr explained in a letter
to parents: "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."
action is not against the school itself but is part of industrial
action organised by the trade union."
conducted a risk assessment and consulted with the Chair of Governors
I regret to inform you that due to this industrial action the
school will be closed on Tuesday 5th July to students in all year
groups. Year 7 Camp will go ahead as planned."
must all hope that the issues over which the industrial action
has arisen are resolved as soon as possible."
acting leader Kevin Courtney said school budgets were not keeping
pace with rising costs.
Secretary Nicky Morgan said the nationwide strike was "unnecessary"
25% of NUT members voted in the strike ballot - of those who voted,
91.7% supported strike action.