ASOSA – Action Short of Strike Action

Workload Guidance Documents.

  • first guidance document   It is intended to raise awareness of the teachers’ contract and advice on a number of expectations placed on teachers.
  • second guidance document that is intended to give guidance to all members, members in management positions, guidance and pupil support
  • Third Guidance document provides guidance on the two additional in-service days should be made available during the current academic year to allow schools to focus on key issues such as workload,
    additional support and empowering schools.
  • fourth SSTA workload guidance document provides advice on Measures to Reduce Teacher Workload and information on the additional in-service day.

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The SSTA National Executive has sanctioned the ‘Action Short of Strike Action’ (ASOSA) and has confirmed the name of our campaign “Put pupils first – give teachers time to teach!”


The SSTA is committed to supporting members to manage and reduce workload and will be giving members regular advice and guidance on managing and tackling workload. Please find attached the second guidance document that is intended to give guidance to all members, members in management positions, guidance and pupil support. This will be followed by further guidance to members and school representatives.

The first guidance document was issued in June.  It is intended to raise awareness of the teachers’ contract and advice on a number of expectations placed on teachers.

12 August 2019

SSTA Guidance to Schools to Manage Workload 8 March 2019


23 March 2017

SSTA Guidance – Action Short of Strike Action Phase 4 – March 2017


17 March 2017

SSTA Guidance – Action Short of Strike Action Phase 3


18 November 2016

Further guidance for all members, members in management positions, guidance, pupil support and members designated as establishment contact (ultimately ‘named person’).

Action Short of Strike Action Phase 2 – Guidance to members


For school Representatives

PowerPoint Presentation Guidance to members

Video: SSTA Guidance – ‘Action Short of Strike Action’


Please find below the ASOSA Guidance to Members and a link to a video message from the General Secretary.

A more detailed presentation of the ASOSA Guidance will be issued to School Representatives at the start of next week.

The ASOSA Guidance is being issued to Local Authorities and should be discussed at the forthcoming LNCT meeting.

SSTA Guidance on "ASOSA"

SSTA Guidance on ‘ASOSA’