Education Secretary, Gillian Keegan and the teaching unions have agreed to meet to talk about teacher pay, conditions and workload reduction.
The National Education Union (NEU) has confirmed that there will be a period of calm for two weeks, with no further strike dates for schools announced during that time.
The Education Secretary and all unions will meet on Friday 17 March to begin thorough talks, which will continue over the weekend.
The joint statement from the Government and education unions can be found below:
“The Government and the education trade unions, Association of School and College Leaders, National Association of Head Teachers, NASUWT and National Education Union, have agreed to move into a period of intensive talks. The talks will focus on teacher pay, conditions and workload reduction.
“In order for talks to begin and, we hope, reach a successful conclusion, the NEU has confirmed it will create a period of calm for two weeks during which time they have said no further strike dates will be announced. The Education Secretary and all unions will meet today (Friday 17 March), beginning intensive talks, which will continue over the weekend.”