Contracts and conditions of employment for school staff

  • Continuous service
    Find a definition of continuous service, and understand whether it applies to a staff member who is moving between a maintained school and an academy.
  • How to handle flexible working requests
    Find 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 how you must make a decision.
  • How to make changes to an employment contract
    Be clear on what you need to do to change an employment contract, such as consulting staff members and putting the agreed changes in writing. Get tips on what to do if staff don't agree with your proposals, and learn how to minimise the risk of a legal challenge.
  • Staff living on the school site New
    Find practical advice on handling safeguarding and contract issues when you have staff living on your school site. Download our template risk assessment to manage safeguarding and stay Ofsted-compliant, also our checklist so you know who is responsible for what.