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Last updated on 29 December 2016
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Who can we ask to provide cover during a strike? We outline advice from the Department for Education and unions on organising cover for striking staff. We also look at whether you can hire supply staff to cover on strike days.

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  1. Can we ask non-striking teachers to cover for striking teachers?
  2. Can we ask support staff to cover classes?
  3. Can schools hire supply staff to provide cover?

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