If industrial action does take place, it is vital for schools to respond in a measured way. Making the following preparations will help to ensure that things do not escalate to irreconcilable levels.
How many people are likely to take industrial action? (Note: The unions may sometimes refuse to help with this information.)
Are those not taking action likely to be able to cover duties that are not performed?
Are those who may vote for industrial action in a ballot likely to take action or not?
Make sure that school staff appreciate that they do not have to take industrial action, and that any action is likely to damage the school to some degree.
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