A Southampton school is set to close tomorrow as staff go out on strike. 

Oasis Academy Lord's Hill will close its doors tomorrow morning as the first day of industrial action gets underway. 

A picket line will be held outside the school between 7.30 and 9.30am on Romsey Road with members of the National Education Union taking part. 

The strike will be followed by further action on July 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11 which come after issues including a failure by the employer to manage student behaviour. 

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In a letter to parents, the school said: "The National Education Union members have voted to strike, which means that Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill will now be closed to all students except our most vulnerable learners on Tuesday 25 June 2024.

"We will be contacting parents of our more vulnerable students directly to invite students into the Academy on the strike day.

"This decision has been made as a last resort and after working closely with Oasis Community Learning.

"Nobody wants strike action, and we will be doing everything we can to minimise the impact on our students and community and to avoid it happening again."

The school added that it is not permitted to know in advance how many staff will strike or recruit agency staff to cover for those on strike.

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It is also not allowed to redistribute the duties of absent staff to those who will be in work. 

Students are due to receive an email today with work for the strike day and will need to use their iPads to access lessons on Oak Academy. 

The letter continued: "I am grateful to staff at Lord’s Hill for their hard work and dedication.

"Since beginning in post couple of weeks ago, I have been meeting with staff, listening to their concerns and acting – this has included a new behaviour and culture action plan, and a commitment to more direct support for them.

"I believe that we are on a journey to making Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill one of the best schools in Southampton to learn in and to work in and we will continue to make positive changes until we get there.

"I will work closely with staff, unions and with you to make this an Academy we can all be proud of."