I am striking next Wednesday as is another colleague. I teach in a very small school with only 2 classes, which in theory means that both classes should be closed. My headteacher teaches in my class 2 days a week, though not on the day of the strike. My TA is a qualified teacher who usually covers for me if I'm ill or on courses. The head has decided to keep the school open (as she doesn't want to upset the parents I think) and my TA ( who is a member of the same union as me) is covering my class while the other class is being covered by an NQT who works part time and the Head. I understand that everyone has a right to their own opinion about next week but it just doesn't feel right that my class is being covered in this way. As far as I know no letter has gone out to the parents yet, and I'm guessing that one probably won't. Is anyone else in a similar situation?