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Resignation notice period?

Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by Bonnie23, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. Bonnie23

    Bonnie23 Occasional commenter


    Some of you may have read my recent post that I was under investigation. This is nearly cleared up however it has put perspective in my life that I want to be closer to family and away from this school. I'm actually dreading returning to school.

    When is the lastest I can give my notice period? Is it different from school to school? I'm hoping to find a job elsewhere but at this point I may end up jumping the ship without one and take on some temporary work.

  2. CWadd

    CWadd Star commenter

    In State Schools in England and Wales- including Academies and MATs - the earliest you can resign now is by 30th May. That means you move on at the end of the Summer. Unless you are so unhappy at the prospect of returning you broker a deal with the HT and you move on at half term - but this tends to only happen when someone has another perm job to go to and will be paid by the new school for the last few weeks and Summer break. Leaving at half term with no job will mean you are probably not going to see any money for June/July/August.

    If you do not resign by 30th May, you'll have to state 31st October, which means not leaving until Christmas.

    If you're in an Indie, it may well be different. I'm tagging @caterpillartobutterfly and @sabrinakat (thanks in advance, ladies!) who know the sector and the differences.

    When you resign, state the date of leaving is 31st August. That will ensure you are paid for the Summer and have a month's salary to bank for September.

    Once you resign, start contacting agencies. You will very likely find some temp work for Autumn, although as a DT specialist you may have to be a bit flexible about the nature of the teaching job. (I have a DT Specialist in my Dept at present, and she's brilliant. I will be sorry to lose her in July.)

    Good luck.
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  3. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    In my experience in the independent sector, you need to give a whole term's notice. It's already too late to leave in the summer.
  4. Bonnie23

    Bonnie23 Occasional commenter

    Sorry I don't know how to tag someone on here (I'd be greatful if you could explain how). When you say state schools does this include academies?
  5. Pomza

    Pomza Star commenter

    Academies are stated-funded (so yes), and the arrangements that @CWadd details will apply in 99% of them.
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  6. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Yeps! This is it in the usual sense.

    @Bonnie23 do not hand your notice in until any investigation is finished and completely closed. Without that, you might find something surprising is mentioned in a reference making it harder to find alternative work.
    But definitely start looking around and applying for anything that takes your fancy. (Email your head if you are still off and ask their permission to apply and for them to be a referee, etc. They will almost certainly understand why you'd want to.

    Good luck.
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  7. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    In my indie, it is a term's notice so anybody who didn't resign by this Friday (we go back next Monday) has to wait until Christmas to leave...

    (waves to @CWadd)

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