Most Newport schools to close for Nato summit

DOZENS of Newport schools have declared their intention to shut for two days in September, just days after returning from the summer holidays, while world leaders attend the Nato summit at the Celtic Manor Resort.

The majority of Newport’s primary schools and one high school – St Julian’s – have confirmed they will shut and teachers will have training days on September 4 and 5, when the likes of Barack Obama and Francois Hollande visit Gwent and major congestion is predicted along the M4.

This week the Argus reported a warning to Newport residents to avoid the M4 in the late afternoon and evening of the first day of the summit, with a predicted peak late on September 4.

Summit organisers will be faced with moving large numbers of delegates to their hotels on the evening of September 4, while others will be heading to events outside the Celtic Manor Resort.

Over the two days Llanwern, Lliswerry and Newport High Schools will be partly open for students, while St Joseph’s and Duffryn have not yet declared their intention.

Only Duffryn Infants and Junior Schools and Pill Primary will remain fully open, while Lliswerry Primary, Somerton Primary and St Andrew’s will be partly open.

Ringland, Malpas Park, Marshfield, Maesglas, Crindau, Caerleon Lodge and Alway primary schools have not yet declared their intentions to Newport council.

“Parents will be contacted directly by schools regarding arrangements,” the council said in a statement.

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4:11pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Bobevans says...

No surprise. It was a forgone certainty that the teachers would vote for another 2 days holiday. Most of these schools will be totally unaffected by the NATO conference but hey there is an extra 2 days holiday to be had.

Outside of the public sector what other businesses are closing for 2 days.? Guess what it is none

If they want to close for 2 days , 2 day should be taken of say the summer holiday
No surprise. It was a forgone certainty that the teachers would vote for another 2 days holiday. Most of these schools will be totally unaffected by the NATO conference but hey there is an extra 2 days holiday to be had. Outside of the public sector what other businesses are closing for 2 days.? Guess what it is none If they want to close for 2 days , 2 day should be taken of say the summer holiday Bobevans
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5:52pm Thu 10 Jul 14

GardenVarietyMushroom says...

Bobevans wrote:
No surprise. It was a forgone certainty that the teachers would vote for another 2 days holiday. Most of these schools will be totally unaffected by the NATO conference but hey there is an extra 2 days holiday to be had.

Outside of the public sector what other businesses are closing for 2 days.? Guess what it is none

If they want to close for 2 days , 2 day should be taken of say the summer holiday
Wonders if Bobevans actually has children, and therefore is actually affected by the closures, or if he's just whining for the sake of it.
[quote][p][bold]Bobevans[/bold] wrote: No surprise. It was a forgone certainty that the teachers would vote for another 2 days holiday. Most of these schools will be totally unaffected by the NATO conference but hey there is an extra 2 days holiday to be had. Outside of the public sector what other businesses are closing for 2 days.? Guess what it is none If they want to close for 2 days , 2 day should be taken of say the summer holiday[/p][/quote]Wonders if Bobevans actually has children, and therefore is actually affected by the closures, or if he's just whining for the sake of it. GardenVarietyMushroom
  • Score: 6

8:03pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Welshman76 says...

Bobevans wrote:
No surprise. It was a forgone certainty that the teachers would vote for another 2 days holiday. Most of these schools will be totally unaffected by the NATO conference but hey there is an extra 2 days holiday to be had.

Outside of the public sector what other businesses are closing for 2 days.? Guess what it is none

If they want to close for 2 days , 2 day should be taken of say the summer holiday
No extra days off as it is 2 of the allocated 5 training days that schools have every year. This isn't in addition to any other days off and the closures have been taken following advice from other departments so actually nothing to do with the teachers! You seem to have a chip on your shoulder when it comes to the public sector, wonder what has upset you so much!
[quote][p][bold]Bobevans[/bold] wrote: No surprise. It was a forgone certainty that the teachers would vote for another 2 days holiday. Most of these schools will be totally unaffected by the NATO conference but hey there is an extra 2 days holiday to be had. Outside of the public sector what other businesses are closing for 2 days.? Guess what it is none If they want to close for 2 days , 2 day should be taken of say the summer holiday[/p][/quote]No extra days off as it is 2 of the allocated 5 training days that schools have every year. This isn't in addition to any other days off and the closures have been taken following advice from other departments so actually nothing to do with the teachers! You seem to have a chip on your shoulder when it comes to the public sector, wonder what has upset you so much! Welshman76
  • Score: 4

8:48pm Thu 10 Jul 14

KarloMarko says...

It's very obvious that Nato is working hand in glove with the militant teaching unions to cause the maximum disruption to all aspirational hard working parents in greater Newport. There is probably a Mr Big (or a giant Russian lizard) behind it all. Now wheres my ironed copy of the Daily Mail...?
It's very obvious that Nato is working hand in glove with the militant teaching unions to cause the maximum disruption to all aspirational hard working parents in greater Newport. There is probably a Mr Big (or a giant Russian lizard) behind it all. Now wheres my ironed copy of the Daily Mail...? KarloMarko
  • Score: 1
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