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to expect school to have some idea whether they will be open on June 30th?

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Vroomfondel Thu 23-Jun-11 19:38:32

but Oh No. Obviously asking too much to need a couple of days notice

BatmanLovesRobin Thu 23-Jun-11 19:46:00

'Tis hard for the HT, as they are not actually allowed to ask staff if they are in a union, or if they will be striking etc. Depends how militant your staff are...

HidinginaHardHat Thu 23-Jun-11 19:48:21

Plan as if they are then be pleasantly suprised if they're not. It's the safest option I feel.

smudgethepuppydog Thu 23-Jun-11 19:49:23

How can they know? Teaching staff have kids too so even if they are not striking they may find their own child's school is closed. Our HT is desparately trying to find out who's in and who's not, our own staff have been honest about their intentions to strike but if lots of our staff might be affected by other schools striking. We simply don't know the outcome yet.

allthefires Thu 23-Jun-11 19:53:13

That's the whole point of a strike- disruption!

GypsyMoth Thu 23-Jun-11 19:55:41

strike for 4/5 of my dc schools
friday inset day for 3/5 of my dc schools

GypsyMoth Thu 23-Jun-11 19:56:07

and i'm supposed to juggle a job round this madness??

HidinginaHardHat Thu 23-Jun-11 19:57:25

I've heard several mums at school saying they're going to charge the PTA for the childcare bill grin might put my name on the list if they get them to agree to that!

HidinginaHardHat Thu 23-Jun-11 19:58:20

I should add that it is all tongue in cheek but still, nice idea!

Nanny0gg Thu 23-Jun-11 19:58:54

That's right.
Strikes wouldn't be effective (assuming they ever are) if you get lots of notice to re-organise your life!

sparkle12mar08 Thu 23-Jun-11 20:01:11

The heads should know by tomorrow how many teachers in their schools are in the striking unions, and they should be able to make a decision on whether to close the school based on a numbers calculation. They won't necessarily know which teachers are in which unions, or whether individual teachers are striking or not until the day, but they will have some information. Ring your school tomorrow to see what they say.

QueenOfFeckingEverything Thu 23-Jun-11 20:05:43

why charge the pta?

its fuck all to do with them - they can't stop the union
striking hmm

meditrina Thu 23-Jun-11 20:07:39

You might want to mosey over to this thread where there has been quite a lot of discussion about this.

porcamiseria Thu 23-Jun-11 21:56:03

i know, DS has not even started his nursery yet and they have already said not open due to building work, anyway... I see why its annoying. I do sometimes wish the public sector had the same customer ethos as some in the private sector........yanbu

elliott Thu 23-Jun-11 21:59:43

well we have today received a list of which class teachers are on strike and asked to send children in as usual if teachers are not on the list (though since a lot of us have one child off and one not then I guess a lot of the kids will be off anyway).

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