Continuous serviceFind a definition of continuous service, and whether it applies to a staff member who's moving between a maintained school and academy.
How to handle flexible working requestsFind out how to confidently respond to any flexible working requests you receive. Download our request form to give to your staff, and learn what to do when you receive a request, and the reasonable grounds for refusal.
Keeping in touch (KIT) daysEmployees on maternity, adoption or parental 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: teachersDownload our summary of the rules about maternity pay and leave, and 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.
Maternity pay and leave entitlements: support staffAll support staff are eligible for 26 weeks of ordinary maternity leave and 26 weeks of additional maternity leave. See guidance on issues surrounding maternity leave, as well as statutory and occupational maternity pay.
Paternity leave and payEligible employees are entitled to statutory paternity pay and leave. Read government guidance on your responsibilities as an employer, as well as expert advice on fitting paternity leave around school holidays.
Lunch and breaktime supervision duties for staffYou can't require teachers employed under the STPCD to supervise lunchbreaks, but you can make your own arrangements for teachers employed under other terms and conditions. Find out about breaktime supervision duties for support staff and rights to rest breaks.
Part-time staff: attending INSET days and meetingsUnderstand the guidance around a part-time staff member attending meetings, including parent evenings, and training events such as INSET days. See the rules for teachers and support staff, and whether you should pro-rata attendance.
Part-time teachers' working timeFind out the rules on working time for part-time teachers and be clear on their employment conditions under the STPCD. Use our template to make a case to change a part-time teacher’s working days.
Rest breaks for support staffUnderstand your requirements around providing support staff with rest breaks. Find out what to do about pay if support staff members work through their break.
Staff meetings: schedules and agendasYou're not required to have a meeting schedule or agendas. However, it is good practice, and this article points to help with creating these documents and provides guidance on how frequently meetings can be held.
Management time: requirementsYou must give teachers with leadership responsibilities, such as subject leaders, a 'reasonable' amount of non-contact time. Find out the rules here, and see advice on how much time to give.
Planning, preparation and assessment (PPA) timeFind essential information on planning, preparation and assessment (PPA) time in just one page. You can also download a copy of this QuickRead as a ready-made resource to share with colleagues.
PPA time: rules, eligibility and organisationUnder the STPCD, you must provide eligible teachers with guaranteed planning, preparation and assessment (PPA) time. Read the rules on what you must provide, which teachers are eligible and how to organise it.
Sick pay entitlements: teachersLearn about sick pay terms for teachers, including who the Burgundy Book terms apply to and what they cover. Also see the latest guidance on pay during self-isolation due to coronavirus.
Sick pay for support staffFind out about statutory and occupational sick pay for your support staff, including who's entitled, what they're entitled to, who's not eligible, and how to calculate it.
Staff sickness absence statisticsSee the latest national statistics on teacher sickness absence, and learn how you can benchmark your school's sickness absence data with that of other schools.
Support staff: offering term-time holidaysMany schools don’t allow year-round support staff to take annual leave during the term, but we know some school leaders are questioning this approach. Read on to see why you might consider it, and what you’d need to do to make it happen.