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Easter pay and leaving without a job to go to.

Discussion in 'Pay and conditions' started by skellig1182, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. skellig1182

    skellig1182 Senior commenter

    If you are leaving at Easter and not taking on another job, when would you be paid till? I thought it would be the last day of the hols however it might be the 30th, not sure!
  2. DaisysLot

    DaisysLot Senior commenter

    Depends what date you specified in your resignation letter.
  3. skellig1182

    skellig1182 Senior commenter

    30th, however there were words about it being the 8th, the day before the holidays. I'm a little puzzled by it because im on a perm contract and should be paid for the holidays. It may be that I work till the 30th, not sure yet. I was just wondering if you would get paid till the 30th even if you didnt work between the 26th -30th april.
  4. frustum

    frustum Star commenter

    I think the usual reckoning is thatyou need to resign by the end of February to leave at the end of April, except that if you are going to another school, the switchover is when term starts in the new school. If you are leaving teaching, I think a resignation in February entitles you to leave at the end of April. Now, in practice, it may well suit everyone to agree an earlier date, so that a new teacher can start at the beginning of term, but I don't think they can force that on you.
    Your best bet is probably to resign "with effect from 30th April", and maybe add something about being willing to make this 25th April if that suits better.
    If they pay you until 30th April then you would need to work until then, ie including 26th-30th.
  5. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    They might take on your replacement from the beginning of the summer term and use you as a floating supply teacher for the other days. Bear in mind that the 29th April is not a school day because of the Royal wedding!
  6. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    They normally don't want you back after Easter, even though they are paying you, as your imminent departure and enormous smile is upsetting for everyone else . . .
    Go for leaving 30 April. That just leaves a couple of days when they will not normally insist on you coming in.
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