Morning folks, My colleagues and I (at an independent school) have some confusion about when to give notice. Our opinion is that if we wished to start a new job on 1st September, the last day would be 30th April. However, according to SLT, it is the 23rd March (our last day of Spring Term). Contract extract below. Any comments or help would be great. "7. Termination 7.1 Without prejudice to the right to summarily dismiss, your appointment may be terminated bu either party giving to the other not less than one full term's notice in writing. Notice under the clause must be given no later than the last teaching day of the term preceding the term when it is intended to take effect. Notice given under this clause will always be deemed to expire on the following dates: Spring term 30th April Summer term 31st August Autumn 31st December save that if you are taking up an appointment with another school at the start of a Summer or Autumn term, such notice shall be deemed to expire on the day immediately preceding the day on which the new school opens for such term if this is earlier than 1st May or 1st September respectively. 7.2 The College reserves the right to pay salary in lieu of notice. For the avoidance of doubt, salary for the purpose of this clause is as defined at clause 6 and does not include any pension contributions or benefits including accommodation. The College reserves the right to reclaim any salary paid in lieu of notice where it is subsequently found that you have committed a repudiatory breach of contract."