West Sussex County Council warn parents schools could be forced to close or partially close when members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) take industrial action later this month.
Parents can expect disruption to a number of schools when the strike takes place on Wednesday March 26th. They are advised to check with their child’s school to see whether the school will be closed or partially closed to some classes.
Decisions about whether to close a school for the day are taken by individual headteachers and governing bodies. If a school remains open the headteacher and governing body need to check they have appropriate staffing arrangements in place to ensure the safety of pupils.
The County Council stresses the industrial action is the result of a national dispute between the Government and the teaching union and it has no control of the situation locally.
People can find details of any school closures or partial closures on the County Council website or by checking individual school websites.
Parents should be aware in some cases a decision to close a school may be made at very short notice.
The accuracy of information on the County Council website regarding the impact of the strike is dependent on individual schools notifying the County Council of closures.