The Chair of Governors at Llangors Primary School has announced that the redundancy vote which was set to take place this week at the school has been postponed.

A decision was set to be made on Tuesday, April 16 which would see one teacher made redundant, with the announcement scheduled for Wednesday.

The Teachers’ Union at Llangors Church in Wales Primary School went on strike on Wednesday and Thursday over this redundancy process, as well as concerns of adverse management and employer practices, potential job loss, health and safety, and working conditions.

The Staff Disciplinary and Dismissal Panel met on Tuesday to discuss the current Management of Change and Redundancy process.

Following the discussions, they decided to postpone the meeting and delay the implementation of the Management of Change process.

It is believed the redundancy vote could possibly take place next week instead.

Parents and guardians at the school have also been made aware that the headteacher is currently not in school at the moment due to a leave of absence.

The school’s Deputy head is now standing in as headteacher for the time being.

Three days of planned strike action are set to take place at the school next week on Tuesday 23, Wednesday 24, and Thursday 25, April.

In reponse to the news of the postponement, Helen Johns, NASUWT National Executive Member said: “The 'delayed' redundancy is not a pause.  It's not a pause for an investigation to be conducted. It's a missed opportunity.

“NASUWT is concerned that Llangors parents have been led to understand there is a pause in the Redundancy Process. 

“To be clear the Llangors Ciw Primary governing body will simply be delaying the decision as to which job will be lost by 8 days as the revised redundancy timeline received by the NASUWT and teachers, from Powys HR, states the governors will be selecting the employee for redundancy on April, 24. ie.the delay in the decision making is a delay of 8 days and the selected employee's job would be lost in December instead of August.

“However, the parents have been informed that the Management of Change and Redundancy process has been delayed, with no detail to explain what that means in practice to the teaching staff or school. NASUWT's request for full, independent audits to investigate the teachers' concerns and a freeze, meanwhile, to the redundancy process is still being met with silence.

“Therefore the scheduled days of strike action set for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week will go ahead. 

“NASUWT members are dismayed at Powys Local Authority's continued complete failure to negotiate with their NASUWT representatives.”

Powys County Council have been contacted for a response.