Dear james. I am in the last week or so of my PGCE. Due to sickness over the year, I am having to do an extra week to make up time. The strike next week will mean most of the teachers in my school are out, including my teacher. Although as a student I don't strike, if my teacher is on strike I feel I should not be covering her class as it means her actions are meaningless. My tutor, however, has 'strongly recommended' I choose to go in and teach- and has also told my school I should not be having PPA or NQT time to get as much teaching in as possible. I'm unsure of the best way to approach this with her. The school mentor is highly supportive and told my tutor she was happy to sign off the standards 2 weeks ago when the other PGCE students had theirs signed, but my tutor insisted it was postponed. Any advice would be appreciated.