Contracts and terms and conditions of employment

Contracts and conditions of employment for school staff

7 articles

Maternity and paternity arrangements

3 articles
  • Keeping in touch (KIT) days
    Employees on maternity or adoption leave are entitled to 10 keeping in touch (KIT) days. Read guidance on how and when they can be used, as well as how to calculate pay.
  • Maternity leave and pay
    Download our summary of the rules about maternity pay and leave for teachers and support staff. Adapt our 2 template letters, one for employees giving notice of maternity leave to their employer and the other for employers confirming maternity pay and leave details to an employee.
  • Paternity leave and pay
    Eligible employees are entitled to statutory paternity pay and leave. Read government guidance on your responsibilities as an employer, and expert advice on fitting paternity leave around school holidays.

Organising working time and breaks

8 articles

PPA time and other non-contact time

3 articles
  • Management time: requirements
    You must give teachers with leadership responsibilities, such as subject leaders, a 'reasonable' amount of non-contact time. Understand the rules and read advice on how much time to give.
  • Planning, preparation and assessment (PPA) time
    Find essential information on planning, preparation and assessment (PPA) time in just 1 page. You can also download a copy of this QuickRead as a ready-made resource to share with colleagues.
  • PPA time: rules, eligibility and organisation
    Under the STPCD, you must give eligible teachers guaranteed planning, preparation and assessment (PPA) time. Read the rules on what you must provide, which teachers are eligible and how to manage the planning and delivery of cover lessons.

Staff leave and absence

8 articles