The issue has been raised regarding the intellectual property rights of materials produces by teachers in schools. After having discussed this matter with the relevant Governmental body and with the Legal team for an LEA, I can now provide you with the correct legal position on this matter. 1. If you are employed by a school, material that you produce will automatically become the intellectual property of the school unless: a. The material was produced before taking up employment b. The material was produced outside of working hours and contractual duties and for another purpose. 2. If you are commissioned by a school as a freelance person, you keep the copyright. 3. If you are not employed by the school, ( ie a student) then it is likely that the school would have difficulty in claiming intellectual property because you are not employed by them. Advice: Before producing anything for an establishment that you are employed by, negotiate copyright terms in advance. You can claim a significant part of the ownership.