The National Education Union will support efforts to ensure year 11 and 13 students do not miss out on crucial exam preparation lessons during the upcoming strike action.

The NEU has published guidance to ensure its members can support arrangements “that provide the minimum level of teaching staff needed to allow year 11/13 to attend school for supervised revision activities or exam practice” (NEU, 2023).

The union has announced two days of further strike action on April 27 and May 2 following its members’ overwhelming rejection of the government’s offer on pay.

It comes as the Association of School and College Leaders announced this week it would be formally balloting its members for strike action for the first time in its history.

Following intensive negotiations before Easter, the Department for Education (DfE) offered teachers a £1,000 one-off payment this academic year and a 4.5% average pay rise from September 2023 (4.3% for most teachers and 7.1% for new teachers). For more on the pay offer, see our report here.

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