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How much notice?

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by ceesaw, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. ceesaw

    ceesaw New commenter

    I've found another teaching position and have verbally handed in my notice. I've now received my new contract but my new school would like me to start immediately after June half term as their new timetable starts then. They will wait until September but obviously it would be preferable if I start with my new classes in the last half term of the Summer Term. HR have indicated that my headteacher is unlikely to find this acceptable while other teachng staff have suggested that I only need to give half a term's notice anyway. Does anyone know for sure what the standard notice period is in a secondary state school?
  2. Ruthie66

    Ruthie66 New commenter

    End of May resignation for a September start. To finish at Easter you would need to resign by end of Feb, there isn't really a facility to resign for a summer half term start.
  3. chriszwinter1

    chriszwinter1 New commenter

    The head can exercise discretion and let you go at the end of May, but it is up to him or her.
  4. ceesaw

    ceesaw New commenter

    Thanks for this. I imagine the answer will be September then!

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