End of contracts

  • 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.
  • 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 example policies from a school and a local authority.
  • Headteachers: exit tasks and handover checklists Updated
    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.