My school has offered voluntary redundancies to any who wish to apply. My teaching job is no longer needed and so on that count, I could I believe, apply for redundancy but I could also retire, if I was made reduntant. I know one has to wait at least six weeks before one can apply for another job after a redundancy but is this also the case for claiming the teachers pension and its lump sum.....? Would the redundancy pay affect my pension in any way? What would be the consequencies if I do go for the redundancy? Please help.