Rights and conditions

Refusal to teach

Teachers and lecturers have no formal right to refuse to teach a disruptive pupil or student.

Teachers' employment rights summary: state sector in Northern Ireland

The following is a summary of the statutory rights of classroom teachers in the state sector in Northern Ireland. Principals and deputy principals may have different entitlements in some areas.

Lecturers' employment rights summary: further education sector in England and Wales

The following is a summary of the key employment rights relevant to lecturers in the further education sector in England and Wales.

Teachers' employment rights summary: maintained sector in Wales

The following is a summary of the statutory rights of classroom teachers in the maintained sector in Wales.