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Decision day

Discussion in 'Retirement' started by Stevek, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. Stevek

    Stevek New commenter

    Just told my chair of governors that I will be retiring this year from the headship of my school. Don’t know whether to be excited or scared! Still negotiating whether I will finish at Easter or in the summer.
  2. Sundaytrekker

    Sundaytrekker Star commenter

    Congratulations. Don’t negotiate between Easter and summer. It is entirely your decision. You go when you want (provided you’ve given correct notice).

    As to excited or scared: expect it to be a bit of both all the way.
    welshwales and border_walker like this.
  3. cassiedogrip

    cassiedogrip New commenter

    Personally, ever since I decided to retire this Xmas, see my thread Retiring at Christmas 2019, I have felt ever-so-chilled! I've started to make some plans , but don't plan to do too much to begin with. My blood pressure and cholesterol levels have both mysteriously reduced too - you couldn't make it up, could you? In full agreement with Sundaytrekker: go at a time to suit YOU - please don't take this the wrong way, but you'll soon be replaced and, to a large extent, forgotten too. It is after all, just a job.
    All the best.
    border_walker and Sundaytrekker like this.
  4. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Congratulations! Remember if you go on 31st August, you'll get an extra month of pay! And that might help your pension (but you'll need to check that, of course).
  5. Sundaytrekker

    Sundaytrekker Star commenter

    If you go at the end of the spring term you put April 30th as the effect from date. So four months of pay for either term.

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