Strike action called off at Alfreton Grange

Staff previously took industrial action on October 15
Staff previously took industrial action on October 15

The National Union of Teachers has agreed to call off planned industrial action at Alfreton Grange Arts College pending a consultation with parents and staff on the school day.

The union is campaigning against changes to the school day which they say have resulted in an unsustainable workload for their members and is having a detrimental impact on children’s education.

The school has previously said the changes are supported by pupils and parents and are designed to give students additional teaching and support time.

Christopher Robinson, Chair of the Interim Executive Board (IEB) commented: “Following negotiations with the National Union of Teachers (NUT) at ACAS today the NUT has agreed to postpone strike action pending a consultation with the parents and staff of Alfreton Grange on the school day.

“It has always been the first priority of the IEB to ensure that the students at Alfreton Grange receive the very best education and the first step towards securing this is finding a resolution to the strike action.

“We now look forward to hearing the views of parents on the new proposals for the school day.”