GMB Opposes Planned Cuts At Rowley Owls Nursery Where Services Are Under Threat From Drastic Proposals From School Governors
With cuts this wonderful nursery will suffer and no longer be able to provide the standard of care and support to parents and the community it now does says GMB.
GMB, the union for school support staff, are opposing plans by School Governors at Rowley Hall Primary School Governors Rowley Hall Primary School, Windsor Road, Rowley Regis, West Midlands to cut the service at Rowley Owls Nursery for local children and their parents.
School Governors want to integrate the Nursery into the school and removing the provision of care for 0-2 year olds from 1st January 2016.
They propose to:
•Remove all year round care by opening the nursery during school hours and term time only.
•Remove provision of care for 0 -2 year olds.
•Parents/Carers will be able to purchase care for ‘wrap around clubs’. (Breakfast/lunchtime/afterschool care – although no times have yet been advised)
•Make changes to staffing in the nursery
GMB members will be outside the school on Friday 2 October 2016 to speak to parents, staff and the community to support the campaign and to get signatures for the petition. See foot of this release on the GMB website www.gmb.org.uk for a copy of the petition.
Darren James, GMB S85 Senior Representative/Equality Officer said “Members of Sandwell Council have been approached about the campaign and have expressed support. This will be followed up shortly with the leader of the authority and the councillors where they will be asked to pledge their support in writing.
With the inevitable loss of staff resulting from these proposed changes, this wonderful nursery will suffer and no longer be able to provide the standard of care and support to parents and the community it now does.
Once the drastic proposals are put in place the damage will be irreversible!
We are calling for the public to sign our petition now. We want the Council and Councillors and local MP’s to hear us loud and clear and we want them to listen to residents, the public and the nursery to prevent these drastic changes that will result in irreparable damage to a fantastic community nursery.”
Contact: Samantha Jones, Media/Researcher on 0121 550 4888 or Stephanie Peacock on 07841 763521 or GMB press office 07974 251 823 or 07921 289880
Rowley Owls Nursery is under threat from drastic proposals.