Strike over Academy status

Teachers at Worthing High School are taking part in strike action to voice their concerns about plans to convert the school into an Academy.

Statement from Worthing High School

Of the 48 members of the NUT and NASUWT just 16 members of staff have chosen to take part in strike action at Worthing High School. The school has remained open despite the picket lines.

“A very high percentage of our staff, were committed to keep Worthing High School open for all pupils today despite strike action by some members of the NUT and NASUWT today.

School staff have worked hard with the Leadership team to plan an alternative curriculum for today which has enabled us to remain open for all of our 1000 students.

The Governing Body have continued to give staff reassurance that there is no intention to change existing pay and conditions upon our conversion and indeed did so publicly at our recent staff T.U.P.E. consultation meeting earlier this term.

– Carolyn Dickinson, Headteacher at Worthing High School

Teachers strike over academy status

Members of the NUT and NASUWT are striking at Worthing High School over plans to make the school an academy.

The teaching unions say that staff were not consulted about the proposal and that they do not feel it is in the best interest of pupils.

A spokesperson for the school confirmed that 16 members of staff were taking part in the strike action.

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