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Industrial action: guidance and FAQs

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Last updated on 19 July 2016
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Is there any guidance on dealing with strike action in a school? We refer to advice on managing industrial action in schools from the Department for Education (DfE), unions and local authorities. We also answer some FAQs about managing strike action in a school.

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  1. 1 DfE advice on handling strike action in schools
  2. 2 LA guidance on strike action
  3. 3 Partial closure of the school: FAQs
  4. 4 Striking staff and cover arrangements: FAQs
  5. 5 Events planned for the day of the strike: FAQs

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