End of contracts

Redundancy and termination of contracts

3 articles
  • How to end a fixed-term contract
    Read advice on ending fixed-term contracts, including how to make sure your reasons for ending the contract are fair, and what to do if you want to end a contract early.
  • Redundancy notice periods
    Understand the statutory requirements for redundancy notice periods, and see how arrangements differ for teachers and support staff.
  • Voluntary redundancy: a step-by-step guide
    Redundancies may be a necessary step to manage your staffing budget or structure. Understand the legal framework around offering and accepting voluntary redundancy, and see our step-by-step guide on how to carry out the process.

Retirement and resignation

5 articles
  • Exit interviews: template and guidance
    Exit interviews can help you find out why staff are leaving and could improve staff retention in the future. Use our template and see examples of policies from a school and a local authority.
  • Headteachers: exit tasks and handover checklists
    If you're leaving your role as a headteacher, use our checklists to tick off your exit tasks and ensure a smooth handover for the incoming head. You'll also find extra support if your successor is new to headship.
  • Notice periods for school staff
    Find out how much notice teachers, headteachers and support staff must give in maintained schools and academies.