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So is your DC school open on October 1st?

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JakeBullet Wed 25-Sep-13 09:15:48

Just had a txt to say our school will be open and that there will be no industrial action by the staff.
Relieved about this despite supporting the teachers.

Wondering how many schools thos will affect.

MissWimpyDimple Wed 25-Sep-13 10:23:15

Haven't heard anything either way here.

timetosmile Wed 25-Sep-13 10:25:30

Letter from our primary says its open. Not heard from High School yet.

Lovemy3kids Wed 25-Sep-13 10:26:05

haven't heard anything yet! I have 3 DC at 2 different schools - hope they are all the same and stay open - causes havoc workwise!

Myliferocks Wed 25-Sep-13 10:28:34

Another one who hasn't heard either way yet. My DC go to 3 different schools but I have the option of taking one DC into work if only one is off.

bringonyourwreckingball Wed 25-Sep-13 10:29:46

Two classes in, everyone else off.

CatAmongThePigeons Wed 25-Sep-13 10:32:00

Our part of the country is on strike on the 17th, so there's nothing known here yet, if it is like the previous strike, 50% of the staff will be in.

Luckily I don't work so it doesn't impact me either way, but I know it's a PITA for working parents.

KittiesInsane Wed 25-Sep-13 10:35:24

One is open for 6th form only, the other for yr 7s only confused.

lunar1 Wed 25-Sep-13 10:37:13

yes but its independent if that makes a difference.

Mumof3xx Wed 25-Sep-13 10:52:53

3 classes in rest off

Fayrazzled Wed 25-Sep-13 10:55:53

We don't know yet. In the past, some classes have been in and some out. Two other primary schools in the town have made the decision to close, which a) gives parents some notice to arrange childcare and b) means parents don't know which teachers were in or out on strike.

my2bundles Wed 25-Sep-13 11:23:33

My sons is open my daughters in closed.

Sparklingbrook Wed 25-Sep-13 11:25:20

Secondary-over 1/2 the staff striking so closed except Yr 12 and 13.

Middle School- Closed to Year 6 and 7, and two out of five year 5 classes.

nipersvest Wed 25-Sep-13 11:27:38

yes, both dc's schools are open. dd just started yr 7 and they did say they were striking, but yesterday confirmed that although some staff are striking, they have enough in to stay open.

OddBoots Wed 25-Sep-13 11:34:23

We won't know until the day, both have said that they might close.

secretscwirrels Wed 25-Sep-13 15:27:31

Open to Year 11s only.

baskingseals Wed 25-Sep-13 15:30:11

High school is closed. Don't know about primary

losingtrust Wed 25-Sep-13 17:21:29

Both my DCs off. Doesn't bother me but it may bother the librarians who will have them in the library all day when I am at work meetings! Mind you some of the people losing their homes due to bedroom tax and others being auto enrolled into massively inferior pensions may not have much sympathy. Don't know the unions don't drop the pensions issue or drop it in to the small print and concentrate on Public friendly issues such as the constant need for performance in the classroom and the contract changes for academies and free schools. These are all valid points to strike on but using the slogan 'no to working longer, paying more and getting lower pensions' will in fact impact on every employee in Europe and therefore it is a really poor slogan to highlight by the unions. They ought to highlight the conditions and give some examples to the public of the negative impact on kids to get any sympathy. These are valid arguments.

MirandaWest Wed 25-Sep-13 17:22:34

We've been told there will be disruption but they don't know yet which classes will be shut. I'd quite like to know tbh

chicaguapa Wed 25-Sep-13 17:24:27

I agree. I think teachers are let down by their unions. DH wants to pay £200 to join his and I'm a bit hmm.

icecubed Wed 25-Sep-13 17:25:44

Our primary is closed

creamteas Wed 25-Sep-13 21:21:53

My DCs secondary is closed.

AllTwerkNoPlay Wed 25-Sep-13 21:24:57

Primary is closed. Is shit as we are relying heavily on FSM sad

SockPinchingMonster Wed 25-Sep-13 21:30:05

Our primary is closed for 2 classes who have striking teachers but open for the rest of the school. Thankfully my dc's class is not affected.

pointythings Wed 25-Sep-13 22:25:03

Primary is open, secondary is open to Yrs 7 and 8 but not 9, 10 and 11 (presumably because that age group are considered OK to be at home by themselves if they have working parents) and specific sessions for Yrs 12 and 13 are cancelled but supported self study is on offer. It sounds as if they're really trying to mitigate the impact, kudos to them.

I utterly support the teachers. The firemen too.

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