The teachers’ strike in Luton tomorrow may result in some schools closing for the day.
Members of two teaching unions, the NUT and NASUWT, have agreed to take one-day strike action in relation to disputes about pay, pensions, working conditions and jobs.
Schools will contact families directly in advance to let them know about any full or partial closures, if they are aware.
A Luton Borough Council spokesperson said: “It is entirely the headteacher’s decision whether or not to close a school. At this stage we do not know exactly what impact the strike will have on Luton schools, but it is inevitable that there will be some closures. Parents should ensure they have appropriate child care arrangements in place just in case they are required.”
Parents should contact their child’s school if they have any questions or check the school’s website for further information.
Five schools have so far stated that they will be closed tomorrow due to strike action.
These are Challney High School for Girls, Icknield Primary School, Lea Manor High School, St Martin De Porres Primary School and Woodlands Secondary School.
Some schools will be partially open with some classes or year groups closed, depending on which teachers are striking.
A parent of two pupils at Bramingham Primary School in Luton said one of his children will be going to school while the other stays at home as her teacher is on strike.
Parents were sent a letter last week and a reminder text message over the weekend about the disruption.
It is expected that 26 schools will be partially open and 24 open, excluding academies and free and independent schools.
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