As you will be aware the National Union of Teachers has called for a day of strike action in relation to the protection of pay and working conditions.

As a consequence of the strike action, I write to advise you that The Cavendish School is partially open to Reception AND Year 7 ONLY on 5 July 2016

We are aware that a number of Year 10 students are on College Taster days which they should attend.

However, there is the opportunity for any child in Years 8-10 who would like to attend school for supervised study only. Students who take up this opportunity will not be taught in formal lessons and will be required to bring in enough work for the entire day. Please contact Reception in advance of 5 July if your child will be attending.

I do recognise the impact this has on parents, carers and the students; however in reaching this decision, the Chair of Governors and I have fully considered the Health and Safety of the students which is our highest priority.

The school will be open again as usual on Wednesday 6 July 2016

Yours sincerely

PJ Marchant

Headteacher