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Possible Teacher Strikes


Dear parents/carers,

You may be aware from media coverage that the NEU (Teaching Union) have declared strike action, which will take place on Wednesday 1st February, Wednesday 1st March and Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th March 2023. The strike is happening because of a national dispute between the unions and the government over teachers’ pay and not because of any issues at our school. 

I’m getting in touch to give you as much notice as possible that learning may be disrupted on these dates.

We recommend that you start to make alternative childcare arrangements for these dates.

I’m sorry about the potential disruption to you and to your child’s education. I understand that this situation may be frustrating, and ask that all members of our school community continue to treat each other with respect. Thornhill remains committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our pupils and delivering high-quality teaching.

We are working closely with our staff and their union representatives to keep up to date with the situation, and I will inform you of the final arrangements as soon as possible. We will aim to contact parents and carers by sending a text as soon as we can on the first day of strike action informing you if your child’s class is closed.

Please ensure we have the correct contact numbers for you.

Kind regards,


Mrs B Waite