16 October 2023
Schools are reviewing their contingency plans ahead of the proposed strike action scheduled for Tuesday 17 October 2023 and Wednesday 18 October 2023
The Department for Children, Young People, Education and Skills (CYPES) is committed to doing everything possible to avoid the interruption of learning for children and young people should the industrial action go ahead, but the main priority is for safety at school.
Headteachers will make a decision based on their own school's risk assessments, to determine if they can open on 17 October 2023 and 18 October 2023.
The list of school openings and closures for the strike dates is currently being updated and can be found here.
For more information, parents are being asked to contact their children's school.