Contracts and conditions of employment for school staff

  • Continuous service
    Find a definition of continuous service, and whether it applies to a staff member who is moving between a maintained school and 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 the reasonable grounds for refusal.
  • How to make changes to an employment contract
    Be clear on what you need to do to change an employment contract, like consulting staff members and putting the agreed changes into 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.
  • Moving staff between schools in a MAT
    Many multi-academy trusts (MATs) get staff to work across schools, or move between schools. Read on for advice on how to manage this - whether it's moving around on a day-to-day basis or moving someone to a new role in another school.
    For Trust Leaders