Give as much warning as possible
Tell your school community as soon as you know that strikes are happening, even if you're not sure how you will respond yet. This will help make sure that you're getting support from your governors throughout the whole process, and giving parents enough time to make arrangements.
Take a look at our FAQs for industrial action and the DfE's updated guidance on handling strike action in schools for more support on making plans.
You should inform:
- Your local authority (LA)
- Your academy trust and/or diocesan representative (where appropriate)
In maintained schools: it's the headteacher's decision whether to close your school or not. You don't need permission from any of the groups