|At Least 33 of Borough's Schools to Close on Thursday|
But most special schools will stay open during strike
At least 33 of Hammersmith and Fulham's schools are expected to close on Thursday, June 30, due to the one day strike by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL).
However, eight schools, including most of the borough’s special schools, will be open with nine partially opening, and a handful have still to confirm their plans.
Here is a list of the closures announced so far:
John Betts - Closed to children in Rec, Y2 & Y6
Hammersmith & Fulham council meanwhile is calling on teachers and staff in the borough’s schools to do everything they can to keep their building open during the strike.
Cllr Helen Binmore Cllr Helen Binmore, cabinet member for children's services, said that her top priority is the education of children in the borough and that local pupils should not suffer.
Cllr Binmore said: " We have suggested to the schools that, as the strike is a foreseen closure, they should consider offering their pupils an additional day's education where possible.
" However, we hope that some schools will stay open with help from school support staff, governors and parent volunteers who have up-to-date CRB checks. The welfare of our children is the most important thing and schools have carried out health and safety risk assessments based on the number of staff likely to be at work before deciding whether to close or remain open."
The council says all schools are contacting parents to tell them of their plans, and the council will also be publishing details of which schools are affected as soon as details become available here.
This is to allow parents can make alternative childcare arrangements if necessary. Parents are also being strongly advised to check their school’s website on Wednesday evening and also, if possible, on Thursday morning.
June 29, 2011