Consultation on protecting education during strikes

The government has launched a consultation to introduce new protections for children's education during any future strike action. The planned measures will provide greater reassurance and certainty for children and parents.

Minimum service levels will ensure that in the event of any future strike action, children and young people can continue to receive education and do not miss out on any vital learning. 

The DfE says that Cumulatively over 25 million school days were lost over 10 strike days in schools alone this year.

The consultation invites views on a number of proposals. These include priority attendance for vulnerable children and young people, exam groups, children of critical workers and primary school pupils, as well as the use of rotas for strikes lasting five days or more.