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Strike action Thursday 27 April and Tuesday 2 May

17 April 2023

Dear Parent/Carer
Following my previous communications, please be advised that the NEU have declared further strike
action, which will take place on the following dates:
· Thursday 27 April 2023
· Tuesday 2 May 2023

The continued strikes are happening because of a national dispute between the unions and the
government over teachers’ pay and not because of any issues at our school.

We are working closely with our staff union representatives to keep up to date with the situation.
Below are the proposals for the fifth and sixth strike days on 27 April and 2 May.
– School WILL be closed for years 7 – 10 and 12.
– Years 7 – 10 and 12 will be provided online work via their Show My Homework portal. Any
students unable to access work online need to let us know as soon as possible so that year
teams can start to organise work packs to take home for the day.
– School will be open for Year 11 and Year 13, and we expect attendance as normal.
– School will also be open for our most vulnerable students.
– School will also provide packed lunches for all our Free School Meals students who are
working from home, should they require one.

*Please note, that teaching members of staff who are striking are not compelled to set work for
students therefore, some remote work will be generic and will be labelled: GENERAL in Show My
Homework. If there is no specific set work for a period on Show My Homework, they need to complete
this GENERAL work linking it to the subject scheduled on their timetable.

I am sorry that you will have to make alternative arrangements for your child, and/or that they will
experience disruption to their 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. Fairfax Academy
remains committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our pupils and delivering high quality teaching.
If you have any questions, please contact your child’s Head of Year.

Yours sincerely

Head of Year 7 Mrs Rose
Head of Year 8 Ms Ahmed-Lockley
Head of Year 9 Mrs Colbourne
Head of Year 10 Miss Dowell
Head of Year 11 Mr Sheppard

Head of Sixth Form Ms Gray
Assistant Head of Sixth Form Miss Sutton

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