Teachers' strike could close Truro's biggest schools
A strike by teachers could cause Truro’s biggest schools to close, it has been confirmed.
Industrial action will take place on October 17 that could close Richard Lander School and Penair School.
Steve Mulcahy, headteacher at Richard Lander, has written to parents to give as much notice as possible regarding the possible closure.
He said in a newsletter to parents: “I am writing to inform you that it is likely this industrial action may mean partial or full school closure on October 17, depending on the numbers of staff who take part in this action.
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“Giving this amount of notice of possible school closure is intended to assist parents and carers in making provisional arrangements for childcare in a timely fashion.”
Mr Mulcahy said he expected to have more information later in the week.
A spokesman for Penair said: "The strike on October 17 could mean partial or full closure. A letter will go out to parents soon."
A spokesman for Roseland Community College said: "We have not made a decision but the Roseland Community College could be affected by partial or full closure."
The strike is being carried out by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) over issues including performance related pay and changes to pensions.
The day-long strike in the South West is part of a series of strikes across the UK which have taken place since the summer.