These FAQs are based on:
- The Department for Education's (DfE) updated guidance on handling strike action in schools
- Legal advice from Forbes Solicitors (you can also contact Forbes yourself)
See the Sources section at the bottom of this page for the other guidance, advice and legislation that these FAQs draw from.
Please note, unions may have differing interpretations of your school's legal requirements than the DfE. We recommend your school or trust seek legal advice and your headteacher consults with any union reps in your school as appropriate.
How to use this article
Most of these questions are operational, so your headteacher or senior leaders will handle them. However, you can use this list to:
- Understand what happens during a strike and stay informed
- Hold your headteacher to account for areas you're responsible for – for example, ask whether they're meeting health and safety requirements
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