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Golden Hello in academies?

Discussion in 'New teachers' started by tc350, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Hi all, just a query about academy status affecting Golden Hello's. My school is currently a state school, but as of January 2011 it will be changing to an academy. Since I have been working there since September (before it was given the go-ahead to change), will this affect my Golden Hello upon successfully completing induction?

    Many thanks in advance!
     
  2. Hi all, just a query about academy status affecting Golden Hello's. My school is currently a state school, but as of January 2011 it will be changing to an academy. Since I have been working there since September (before it was given the go-ahead to change), will this affect my Golden Hello upon successfully completing induction?

    Many thanks in advance!
     
  3. Think you should still get it because they still have to send the paperwork off to the LEA and are still governed by them for their NQT provision.
     
  4. jubilee

    jubilee Lead commenter

    The Golden Hello payment is made based on the correct designation of school following your Induction period.
    As it happens, Academies are one of the eligible places of work. The following is from the TDA website:
    Eligible teachers must be employed as a qualified schoolteacher in England in:
    • a maintained secondary school (including middle-deemed secondary)
    • a maintained or non-maintained special school (see www.nasschools.org.uk to identify status), or
    • an academy

    Some other points worth bearing in mind are :
    15. After a teacher has completed their NQT induction, they must have either a permanent employment contract or a fixed-term contract of at least one term’s duration. Where the teacher has a permanent contract, they will not be eligible for the golden hello if notice to terminate the contract is given before the golden hello payment is received.
    16. The teaching post held by the teacher must contract them to teach at least 50 per cent of their teaching time in the subject they specialised in during ITT. The teacher must continue to be employed in an eligible role until receipt of the golden hello. As the golden hello payment can only be made through the standard local authority (LA) payroll, an applicant must remain in post for at least the period from application to payment. Applicants who leave before payment of the golden hello will forfeit their eligibility.
    17. Supply teachers are eligible for golden hellos on the same terms as permanent teachers, provided that their contract with a school or LA is for at least one term. Supply teachers employed by private agencies are not eligible.

     
  5. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    Academies link with the LA for Golden Hello reimbursement but it is the payroll provider who effects the transfer to your salary. Check this with the school.
     
  6. Thanks all!
     
  7. Hi, do you know if i would be eligible for the golden hello if in my second year of teaching I secure a post thats not 50% teaching what i trained in? I currently teach science, and will be eligible if i stay in my current post. However, I am currently on a temporary contract and am not sure if there will be a job for me in september. I have seen a job elsewhere primarily teaching Psychology - if I went for this job would I no longer be eligible, or is itjust the first year you need to be teaching your ITT subject?

    Thank you
     
  8. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    Its the post you hold at the time of application as the school confirms that you are employed teaching your GH subject for more than 50% of the timetable on Part 4
     

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