Potential strike action

The below letter has been sent home to parents this week, and relates to potential strike action across February and March. You can download a copy of the letter here.

Dear Parents and Carers

As I am sure you are aware, teacher members of the National Education Union (NEU) have voted to carry out industrial action and have announced their intention to strike.

They have named the following dates as planned strike days for our region:

  • Wednesday 1 February 2023
  • Tuesday 28 February 2023
  • Wednesday 15 March 2023 and
  • Thursday 16 March 2023

If strike action is carried out, this may have implications at Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy, and I may have to close school to some or all classes on those days. Several of our teachers at Lord Lawson are members of the NEU, but it is not yet clear how school will be affected on any of these days.

I am working closely with our Senior Leadership Team, our Business Manager and our Human Resources Adviser at Gateshead Council to manage this situation. I will keep you informed as soon as I have any more information.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Yours faithfully,

Mr A T Fowler