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Handling strike action in schools

Guidance on what to do when school staff go on strike.


Handling strike action in schools


This is for:

  • governing bodies
  • headteachers
  • school leaders
  • school staff

It applies to:

  • local-authority-maintained schools
  • academies and free schools

It includes guidance on:

  • how to keep schools open
  • the law on trade disputes and picketing