STRIKE action at Northolt's Alec Reed Academy has been suspended pending talks between trustees of the school and the National Union of Teachers.
Staff at the academy in Compton Crescent were on strike Tuesday and Wednesday last week, backed by parents and trade unions.
It followed claims that teachers were under excessive work loads, undue pressure and punitive monitoring, causing low morale and high turnover.
It was also alleged that the head teacher was failing to consult employees on policy and practice and that staff were expected to work in holidays, evenings and at weekends until midnight.
Further action was planned for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week but was subsequently cancelled.
A spokesperson for the Alec Reed Academy said: “We are pleased that the NUT and NASUWT teaching unions have agreed with the academy’s proposal for discussions with ACAS.
“The unions have now informed the academy after several requests both before and during the strike days for clarification about what the action was about that they are specifically about the ‘25 Instructions’ which is their reason for national action against the Secretary of State and not about any other issues.”
A date is being arranged for talks between the parties and the academy is reported to be putting a hold on learning observations and drop ins.
Stefan Simms, assistant secretary of the NUT Union, said they will all go to the Arbitration and Conciliation Advisory service (ACAS).
He said: “It is an important good gesture on the academy’s behalf. Our members are delighted that all parties have agreed to meet and we are hopeful for a positive outcome.”