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Strike Action - 1st February - School closed to children

Monday 23rd January 2023 



Dear Parent/ Carer 


Teacher Strike Action- school closure 


I wrote to you last week to inform you of possible closures due to teacher strike action.  

We know this decision will be disappointing for families and will cause challenges for childcare. However, having undertaken a risk assessment, I have concluded that due to the number of teachers who are planning to strike, we are not able to ensure an adequate safe environment. 


Therefore, at this moment in time Chopwell Primary will be closed to all pupils on the 1st of February. 


Industrial action is not undertaken lightly, and decisions can alter over time even in the hours before a strike day. However, we will keep families updated if this is likely to change, ensuring there is clear planning to support our children. 


Again, I do recognise that this does cause families some disruption, we’ll aim to keep you informed as far in advance as possible if there are any further closures in the coming months. At the minute the future planned strikes in the North of England are due to take place on: 


  • 28th February 23 
  • 15th and 16th March 23 

If your child is entitled to a means tested free school meal an email will follow to see if you’d like to pick a packed lunch up for your child that day.  


Thank you again for your patience in this matter.  


Yours sincerely  

Mrs V Bruce 

Head Teacher