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NEU Teaching Strikes 2023

The NEU announced on Monday 16 January that teachers, within their union, will be on strike on multiple days in February and March 2023:

  • Wednesday 1 February
  • Thursday 2 March
  • Wednesday 15 March
  • Thursday 16 March
Arrangements for Wednesday 1 February

Information for pupils: instructions for accessing work on Wednesday 1 February

Log into Frog and go to the ‘Your Assignments’ section; at the start of each lesson you will find the task set for the subjects you have on Wednesday.

You will need to follow your normal timetable for a Wednesday Week 1 and everything you need to complete each assignment will be on Frog.

The assignments will be called ‘LESSON (1,2 etc) WORK FOR WEDNESDAY 1 FEBRUARY’.

If there is no work set for a lesson(s) then go to the assignment called ‘(YOUR) YEAR GROUP ADDITIONAL WORK FOR WEDNESDAY 1 FEBRUARY’ and there will be a list of suggested activities and links for you to access.

The following decisions have been made for Wednesday 1 February:

  • Backwell School will be open on Wednesday 1 February only to Sixth Form students and to a small number of students from Years 7 – 11, who will be invited to attend.
    • Sixth Form students should attend school as normal. Where the industrial action means it is not possible for a lesson to take place, sixth formers will undertake private study as would usually happen due to staff absence.
    • We have invited a small grup of students from Years 7 – 11 into school on this date. If your child is in this group, you will have already received an email from the school. Please ensure you respond to this by 9.00am on Monday 30 January.
    • The small number f students on the school site, including Sixth Formers, will have access to the catering offer from Aspens as usual.
    • Nrth Somerset Council have confirmed that those entitled to home-to-school transport will have their usual provision in place to get to school. Likewise, our out-of-catchment coach service, run by Eagle Coaches, will operate as normal. Please bear in mind that a train strike is also scheduled for Wednesday 1 February: Sixth Form students and those invited in who use the train as their mode of transport by choice will need to find alternative ways to get to school on this date.
  • The majority of students in Years 7-11 will not be able to attend school and will access work at home via Frog on this date. Students should follow their normal timetable (for Wednesday Week 1) and should log on to Frog at the start of the school day.
  • Students in receipt of Free School Meals will be provided with a suitable packed lunch to take home on Tuesday 31 January - unless they are expected in school on 1 February (as outlined above).
  • Any after school clubs scheduled for this day have been cancelled.
  • The first night of the Sixth Form Production of ‘The Addams Family’ will go ahead as planned from 7.00 pm in the Main Theatre.