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Schools and nurseries strike action reminder

Date: 23 November 2022

Time: 15:13

The Council is reminding parents and carers that most schools in Orkney will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, as a result of the planned industrial action by teachers in a national dispute over pay.

The only facilities open are: Eday (nursery/school) North Walls (nursery/school) Papay (nursery/school) Rousay (nursery/school) and the nurseries only at Dounby, Glaitness, Papdale and Stromness Primary. Both the Strynd and Willow Tree Nurseries will be open and Shapinsay will be partially open in both the primary and nursery sections.

Your school will have been in touch directly, but if you are unsure the full list is below, or please contact your school directly for clarification.

The Council confirmed that eligible families will receive direct payments for free school meals on days when schools are closed due to strike action. More information will follow next week.

Advance notice of further action across two days has also been received. At the moment this has been scheduled for 10 and 11 January 2023, with the potential of additional days in the second half of January and into February.

Further dates of strike action in December have not been ruled out, the EIS union has said.

National negotiations involving the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA), Scottish Government and Trade Unions are continuing, but to date a resolution has not been found.

Cosla made a fresh proposal on Tuesday which would see rises of up to 6.85% for some teachers earning less than £40,107.

 

School 

Nursery 

Burray 

Closed 

Closed 

Dounby 

Closed 

Open 

Eday 

Open 

Open 

Evie 

Closed 

Closed 

Firth 

Closed 

Closed 

Glaitness 

Closed 

Open 

Hope 

Closed 

Closed 

North Ron 

Closed 

 

North Walls 

Open 

Open 

Orphir 

Closed 

Closed 

Papay 

Open 

Open 

Papdale  

Closed 

Open 

Rousay 

Open 

Open 

St Andrews 

Closed 

Closed 

Shapinsay 

Partial 

Open P1-4 until 1pm 

Closed P5-7 

Open until 1pm 

Stenness 

Closed 

Closed 

Stromness Primary 

Closed 

Open 

Sanday 

Closed 

Closed 

Stronsay 

Closed 

Closed 

Westray 

Closed 

Closed 

Kirkwall Grammar 

Closed 

 

Stromness Academy 

Closed 

 

Strynd Nursery 

 

Open 

Willow Tree 

 

Open 

  • Summary:

    The Council is reminding parents and carers that most schools in Orkney will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, as a result of the planned industrial action by teachers in a national dispute over pay.

    The only facilities open are: Eday (nursery/school) North Walls (nursery/school) Papay (nursery/school) Rousay (nursery/school) and the nurseries only at Dounby, Glaitness, Papdale and Stromness Primary. Both the Strynd and Willow Tree Nurseries will be open and Shapinsay will be partially open in both the primary and nursery sections.

  • Category:
    Education

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