Dear Theo, My school needs to make some economies and losing 1 or 2 teachers is one of the options. This was told to us 2 weeks ago. We had 1 week in which to find out about the package available and to reply saying that we wished to be considered. If accepted, my contract will terminate on the 30th June. I will get 4 months pay in lieu from that date, 10 1/2 weeks redundancy pay and the equivalent of July's salary as a thank you. 1st of all, shouldn't they be paying us until 30th August before the 4 months notice kicks in? This all seems horrendously quick and I haven't yet been told I am definitely going nor got the paperwork. If it is not signed and returned by 30th June will the contract still be terminated on that day? Thanks in advance for your advice.