Resignation Dates

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Any teacher resigning their posts and giving the appropriate notice (see table below) will be paid up to and including the last day of term (as defined above) even though the school holiday periods will commence before those dates.

Term Dates  Teachers (inc DHT, AHT)  Headteachers
  Resignation Date Leaving Date Resignation Date Leaving Date
Autumn – 1st September – 31 December (inc) 31st October 31st December 30th September 31st December
Spring - 1st January – 30th April (inc) 28th/29th February 30th April* 31st January 30th April*
Summer – 1st May – 31st August (inc) 31st May 31st August 30th April* 31st August

* As the dates for Easter move each year, a teacher resigning at the end of the Spring term to take up another teaching post in a different local authority will be paid up to the day before their new school opens for the Summer Term if it is earlier than 1st May.

However, where a teacher resigns at the end of the Spring Term and is leaving teaching, the school could expect the teacher to be available for work up to 30th April given that s/he would be paid for the whole month. In some circumstances e.g. where the replacement teacher is starting work after the Easter holiday, it may be possible to allow the exiting teacher to leave before the Easter holiday.