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temporary contract

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by sindy5, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. Hi all.
    If you are on a temp contract do you have to be given a reason why your contract has not been renewed or can the school just not renew? my friend has a temp contract due to finish august this year. The school has another internal "floating " teacher that they have in mind for her job. My friend thinks they cannot get rid of her and put somone elso in her place? I thought schools can do this as a temp contract is just that TEMPORARY?
    thanks for any advice/info.
  2. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    The key word here is not "temporary" but "fixed term".
    Although your friend is on a temporary contract, and UK employment law makes no distinction between a ‘permanent’ and a ‘temporary’ worker, he/she is more importantly employed on a contract which terminates in August, and so is fixed term.
    Temporary workers who are not employed on fixed-term contracts may have the same rights to notice of termination as permanent employees, but a fixed term contract is just that.
    Under the most recent regulations, a fixed term contract holder is defined as one who has a contract that is EITHER for a fixed period of time OR for the completion of a particular task OR for a period that will end by reference to an event, e.g., a return from sick leave.
    Your colleague will only the right to a permanent contract if they have completed 4 years continuous employment with the school, even on a series of fixed-term temporary contracts.

  3. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    Does fixed contract include sick pay and holiday pay...or is it only for the term events...ie such as using a supply and not paying sick or holiday pay?

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