Marlborough’s St John’s School hit by teachers’ strike action
Marlborough’s major state school will be hit by tomorrow’s teachers’ strike but the town’s primary school will remain open.
A notice on the website of St John’s announces that it will be closed on Thursday, pointing out: “Due to the teaching unions' industrial action, the school will be closed to students on Thursday 30th June. School will be open as usual on Friday 1st July.”
“Please note that the Sixth Form Induction Day will not now take place on this day. The new date for the induction day is Thursday 7th July. Timings for the new date will be the same as previously planned with an 8:30am start in the Theatre on the Hill.”
And it adds: “Please note that the Year 6 Open Evening scheduled for the 30th of June will still be going ahead as planned. The College Experience visit for year 10 students on June 30th has also been postponed and will take place at a later rearranged date.”
But St Peter’s Primary School is to remain open, according to a list issued by Wiltshire Council informing parents which schools will be closed, some partially closed and others open.
Industrial action has been called by the teaching unions in protest against the government’s proposed changes in teachers' pensions.