Most schools escape industrial action
Wandsworth Council are advising parents in the borough to check their school’s website this evening (Tuesday) to get the latest picture on proposed industrial action by teachers tomorrow (Wednesday).
The latest figures show that only seven of the borough’s 60 primary schools will be closed as a result of strike action. Thirty one primaries will be completely unaffected and 20 others will be mostly open, but some lessons or classes may be disrupted. Information from the last remaining primary school is still awaited.
The primaries that have confirmed they will be closed to all pupils are Christ Church CE, Eardley, Furzedown, John Burns, Penwortham, Ravenstone and Trinity St Mary’s CE.
At secondary level, two of the borough’s nine schools will be fully open and a further five partially open. Information is still being sought from the last two remaining secondaries.
None of the borough’s eight special schools will be closed although there is expected to be limited disruption to lessons at two schools.
In total 70 of the borough’s 80 schools will be either fully open or partially open. That figure may rise slightly when final announcements are made by the three schools who have not yet notified the town hall.
As well as checking school websites, parents who have provided mobile phone numbers to their children’s schools should also receive an SMS text message direct from schools tomorrow morning confirming the latest picture.
The council will also be publishing details of which schools are affected at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/schools.
The strike action has been called by the National Union of Teachers.
March 27th, 2012