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Strike Action Thursday 30th June 2011

                                                                                                Kettering Science Academy

Secondary Phase

Deeble Road



NN15 7AA

t:  01536 532700

f:  01536 532709



Principal: Martin Campbell





24th June 2011



Dear Families


You will be aware that the ATL and NUT unions have both voted for industrial action following national ballots. It is therefore likely that action will take place on 30th June 2011.


The source of the current dispute is the Government's proposals for the reform of public service pension schemes, including the Teachers' Pension Scheme.  The dispute is, therefore, with the Government and not with schools or employers.


Student welfare, health and safety are paramount when considering an Academy’s response to teachers taking industrial action.  It has therefore been decided that Kettering Science Academy will have to close on Thursday June 30th 2011.  We very much regret that we have to take this course of action, which we know will inconvenience families, but the decision is based on a thorough assessment of the risks to student safety whilst in the building.


The Academy will re-open on Friday 1st July at the normal time.


Yours sincerely


Martin Campbell