Whether your school was open, partially open, or closed during the NUT day of industrial action on 5 July, there are several actions school leaders need to consider after strike action by your colleagues.
1 Recording staff attendance: have all staff been accounted for?
- staff who attended work should be paid in the normal way
- staff who are known to have taken strike action must be reported to the payroll provider so that pay adjustments can be made
- staff who were absent on pre-approved arrangements (e.g. school trips) should be paid normal
- staff who were absent but the reason for their absence is unknown should be subject to a further check to ensure their absence is accurate and can be recorded appropriately
2 Recording pupil attendance: if your school was open or partially open, did all pupils attend?
- pupils who attended school should be recorded in the normal way
- pupils who were absent on pre-approved arrangements (e.g. because the school was closed or due to illness) should be recorded normally
- pupils who were otherwise absent while the school was open should be recorded as such and your school’s guidelines on unapproved absences should be applied
3 Any correspondence that relates to the strike action needs to be dealt with as quickly as possible
4 Parents: respond to any questions or issues they raise promptly
5 Review your initial risk assessment. Have any issues occurred as a consequence of the strike action?
6 Have all your school’s security, health & safety and catering arrangements been restored to your satisfaction?
If you have a particular query relating to the management of industrial action in your school please ring 0300 30 30 333 and select option 1 for the specialist advice team or e-mail email@example.com
Page Published: 01/07/2016