Industrial Action – 15th/16th March 2023

Dear Parents/Carers,

The next 2 days of Industrial Action are planned for 15/16 March.

While the planned action is as a result of a national dispute between the unions and the government, and not specifically Leigh Academies Trust or its academies, it is important that we respond accordingly in the interests of our students whilst respecting the rights of our staff. In anticipation of this action we have already prepared a response plan to minimise disruption and ensure vulnerable students and the children of key workers are still able to attend school in person.

For the majority of students they will be asked to study remotely during strike days and live online lessons will take place in line with the normal timetable where possible. Where a lesson was due to be taught by a member of staff that is striking, alternative work will be available.

Vulnerable students and the children of key workers will be able to attend school as normal and will join their classmates in virtual lessons under the supervision of our staff. Break and lunch times will operate as normal with appropriate supervision in place in the normal way. If you are a key worker please contact us as soon as possible to confirm that your child will be attending on strike days. If you do not require a place for your child then they can attend virtually along with other students. If you require a space for your child, please indicate on the form.

If your child is entitled to Free Schools Meal, the academy will be organising a packed lunch for these families which will be available for collection at the end of the day on Tuesday 14 March from 3-4pm from the Restaurant. If you require a free school meal, please let us know here by midday on Tuesday 14 March.

Year 11 will have a bespoke programme which is a hybrid between onsite sessions and home learning. This will be shared by Mr Smith.

Year 13 are able to attend school for supervised study or use the time to complete independent study at home. If individual teachers are going to be on site, they may request students to attend those lessons and the teachers will inform students if this is the case.

We appreciate that industrial action is disruptive and you may need to change your plans or working arrangements whilst this action is ongoing. We will of course continue to monitor the arrangements in place and make modifications where possible to improve support for students wherever possible. If the strike action is called off then we will confirm this as soon as we can and in this eventuality the school will be open as usual to all students.

You may find this guide useful in supporting your child: Remote Learning Guide for Families

If you have any concerns on the day, staff will be available on site, by email to or by telephone on 0208 850 7678.

Again, thank you for your continued support.

Kind Regards,

Ms K Long
Vice Principal