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Strike Information - Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th March

Dear Parent/Carers,

Strike Action

Following my previous correspondence on 26 January and 23 February, I am writing to update you with regards to the continued National Education Union (NEU) strikes, with the third wave of national strike action taking place on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th March. I am writing to update you of the action the college has decided to undertake.

While the planned action is a result of a national dispute between the unions and the government and not Shooters Hill Sixth Form College, it is important that we respond accordingly in the interests of our students whilst respecting the rights of our staff.  In anticipation of this action we have already prepared a response plan to minimise disruption. Students will be asked to study remotely during strike days and online lessons will take place where a teacher is available.  

Whilst we have a contingency plan in place for strike action on 15th and 16th March, we cannot guarantee teaching staff availability on the day. We will need to monitor the arrangements and we may need to make modifications last minute should a member of teaching staff not be available. We will contact you as a matter of urgency should this be the case.

For those students that receive free school meals, there will be a lunch voucher available for both dates and the student will receive this shortly via their college email account.

We appreciate that industrial action is disruptive and you may need to change your plans or working arrangements whilst this action is ongoing. If the strike action is called off then we will also confirm this as soon as we can and in this eventuality the college will be open as usual to all students. 

Whilst this is the end of the current wave of strike action, we will of course inform you of our contingency plans should the NEU decide to take further action in the weeks and months ahead.

If you have any questions or concerns about the alternative arrangements outlined above, please contact the college on 0208 319 9700 in the first instance.

As ever, thank you for your continued support.

Yours sincerely,

Geoff Osborne, Principal