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Adoption leave and pay

This factsheet answers commonly asked questions about adoption pay and leave.

Protecting vulnerable groups scheme (Scotland)

This factsheet covers the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme in Scotland and its impact on individuals, organisations and personal employers, and to a lesser extent, volunteers.

Teaching in Scotland

This factsheet aims to provide clear, practical guidance on teaching and working in Scotland.

Disclosure and barring service

This factsheet covers system for checking the backgrounds of those wishing to work in schools in England and Wales.

Leaving an academy and continuous service

This factsheet should help you understand what happens regarding continuous service if you want to leave an academy and move to another school.

Supply teachers: working through an agency

This factsheet covers the rights of supply teachers working through agencies under The Agency Workers Regulations 2010, which came into force on 1 October 2011.

Teacher appraisal in England

This factsheet aims to provide clear, practical guidance to ATL members working as teachers in schools in England on the appraisal system that was introduced in September 2012.

Understanding teachers' pay

This factsheet provides answers to common queries about teachers' pay in England and Wales.

Paternity leave

This factsheet outlines the paternity leave and pay to partners of new mothers and adopters.

Returning to work after sickness absence

This factsheet answers commonly asked questions about returning to work after sickness absence.