Teachers on strike today but when will they strike again?
The NEU has announced it has met the threshold required in a ballot of its teacher members to strike in schools across England. Here we set out when the strikes will take place.
The NEU has said it will hold strikes on:
Wednesday, February 1 (England and Wales),
Tuesday, 14 February (just Wales)
Tuesday, 28 February (Northern, North West, and Yorkshire and Humber regions),
Wednesday, 1 March (East Midlands, Western, Eastern regions)
Thursday, 2 March (London, South East, South West regions)
Wednesday, 15 March (England and Wales)
Thursday, 16 March (England and Wales)
In the event of strike action at a school, the school leaders or local authority that manages the school will take all reasonable steps to keep the school open for as many pupils as possible. The education hub have produced updated guidance to help them do this and to minimise disruption to children and families.
In some schools there may be little or no impact from strike action but in others it may mean that changes are made to the way they operate. Schools will usually let parents know how they are being affected but if you are unsure you should contact your child’s school.
If schools need to restrict attendance, the education hub have asked that those schools prioritise vulnerable children, children of critical workers and pupils who are due to take public examinations (like GCSEs) and other formal assessments. Where schools are not able to provide face-to-face education for all pupils, we encourage them to provide remote education to ensure every child has access to learning.