HIGHCREST Academy is facing strike action from teachers next week.

Up to 38 staff from the academy in High Wycombe could strike on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week, union bosses have announced, with further action mooted for the week after.

The proposed action by members of the NUT and NASUWT trade unions comes after four teachers were deducted pay by the academy.

The academy said the four NUT-represented teachers failed to show up to appraisal meetings - which staff had been allocated half-a-day to attend - resulting in their pay for the hours they missed being revoked.

But union chiefs say the “punitive fines” were unfairly imposed on members taking part in a lawful national campaigns against working conditions.

NASUWT has 16 members and the NUT represents 22 teachers at the Hatters Lane-based academy.

Highcrest said a 'significant number' of teachers will continue to work as normal next week. A letter is being sent home to parents tonight and updates will be posted on the academy’s website.

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