Due to budget, or should I say NO budget, my school is going to have to cut 3 teachers. We are all worried, some of us are more worried than others. Me obviously! I am the only earner in my household, I teach a class which could be very easily amalgamated to another (or two), due to my teaching times, I cannot conduct before or after 'school' clubs, as other teachers do (therefore I will not and can not 'tick' that 'added value' box). I have 'only been employed in my current school since 2008, whereas everyone else (bar one) has been there for decades (literally!). I have been told that the 'last in first out' system SHOULDN 'T apply, but everything does seem to point to me, as one teacher has a temporary contract and another is retiring in the Spring term...(2+ me=......3) I have had a couple of breaks in employment due to relocating, and have now been continuously employed in a permanent position with my current LEA since sept 2008. Prior to relocating 2 years beforehand, I had 7 years continuous service with another LEA. I have read (with complete cynicism) that in SOME cases, the total years of continuous employment across LEAs are used to calculate redundancy. Does this differ in different LEAs? Do LEAs have their own redundancy policies/procedures etc? If so, how can I find out about my LEAs redundancy policies/procedure? A friend of mine is also being made redundant (not a teacher, and whom doesn't earn as much as me,) after having been in their position for a few less months than me and they have been offered £15 000 redundancy. Whereas, I'll will be given 'a thanks, but good-bye' worth £760, after 11 years of putting work first! I cannot possibly survive financially 'unemployed' with this pittance redundancy payment, especially with the current employment and economic climate. ARGH!!! I'd greatly appreciate any advice. Thank you. A very worried person.