Forthcoming strikes.

(7 Posts)
clam Tue 17-Sep-13 20:20:30

Anyone happen to know what would happen if a non-striking teacher had PPA on a strike day, yet normal practice is to be covered by a striking colleague?

SuffolkNWhat Tue 17-Sep-13 20:23:54

Union advice is to not undertake anything that would outside of your normal working day, so if you are in ATL etc your union would say to not cover a striking colleague even though your union is not involved in the action.

If you are not in a union it's shakier ground.

clam Tue 17-Sep-13 20:27:33

But can the school find someone else to cover the PPA? Or would the PPA have to be re-scheduled?

SuffolkNWhat Tue 17-Sep-13 20:28:41

Someone else would have to cover the PPA, not the teacher who is owed the PPA time.

What has happened in our school in the past is all classes with a striking teacher read in the hall with the Headteacher and SLT.

clam Tue 17-Sep-13 20:34:09

Read in the hall? All afternoon?
But surely no one is allowed to cover the striking PPA coverer?

soapboxqueen Wed 18-Sep-13 17:49:14

Nobody is supposed to cover for a striking member of staff. The children should be sent home.

But surely no one is allowed to cover the striking PPA coverer?

I think anyone is allowed to cover a striking colleague, but no-one can be made to. The HT/SLT will probably cover it - by showing a movie in the hall or similar.

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