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Continuous service

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Last updated on 5 May 2017
School types: All · School phases: All
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Does continuous service transfer when staff members join an academy? We explain what continuous service is and relay advice from ACAS on whether it is broken when staff move from a maintained school to an academy. We also look at the impact of continuous service on various employment rights.

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  1. 1 What is continuous service?
  2. 2 Moving from maintained schools to academies
  3. 3 Impact on pay and employment rights
  4. 4 Determining length

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