Retirement and resignation

  • 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.
  • Responding to staff resignations
    Find out what you're required to do when handling a resignation from a member of staff, and download our template letter to help you put your response in writing.
  • Staff members: exit checklists
    Download our checklists to be completed when a member of staff leaves your school. Find out what jobs need to be done by both the leaving staff member and by the school.