I realise that a number of parents are concerned about the news about teacher strikes which I fully understand. The dates for teacher strikes in our area are: 1st Feb, 1st March, 15th March and 16th March. Staff do not have to let me know in advance about their intention to strike. The strikes are for the National Education Union which some of our teachers are members of but not all. We are not expecting to have to close the school on any of those dates and will be doing our best not to close any individual classes either as we will attempt to cover all absences in the way that we normally do. If there is any further updates, I will let you know. In short, it is very, very unlikely that we will not be able to provide some learning for your child on those dates.