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  • How to end a fixed-term contract If fixed-term contracts aren't renewed, it's considered to be a dismissal. Read this article for help on how to do this correctly, what employees' rights are, and how to find high-quality specific HR advice.
  • Redundancy notice periods Make sure you're handling any redundancies legally by finding out the statutory minimum notice periods and information about contractual notice periods for teachers and support staff.
  • Redundancy selection criteria and matrices Find out how to decide on which criteria to use if you need to make roles redundant.
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  • Exit interviews: template and guidance Exit interviews help you find out why staff are leaving and potentially improve staff retention in future. Use our template and see example policies from schools to help you carry out an exit interview.
  • Handover tasks for headteachers who are leaving If you're a headteacher who's resigning or retiring, download our checklists of tasks to carry out before you leave and what to handover to the new headteacher.
  • Notice periods for school staff Find out how much notice teachers, headteachers, heads of school, and support staff must give in maintained schools and academies.
  • Responding to a letter of resignation It's good practice to respond to a resignation letter in writing. Find out what you have to say and adapt our template letter.
  • School staff exit checklists Are there examples of checklists to be completed when staff leave? We link to examples of checklists from a school, a local authority and universities. The lists include points about giving back items like keys and school equipment and settling financial issues like expense claims.
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