Rights and conditions

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Adoption

This page sets out your entitlements and responsibilities under UK legislation, as well as advice on returning to work and overseas adoptions.
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Paternity

This page sets out your entitlements and responsibilities under UK legislation on paternity leave and pay.

Support staff employment rights summary: maintained sector

The following is a summary of the statutory rights of support staff in the maintained sector in England.

Redundancy

This page sets out general advice on redundancy, including information on challenging redundancies and statutory pay.

Professional standards for TAs

Following the government's decision not to endorse them, ATL has decided to publish the new professional standards for teaching assistants created by members of ATL and other unions and education bodies.

Support staff employment rights summary: Wales

The following is a summary of the statutory rights of support staff in the maintained sector in Wales.

Supply teacher employment rights: England

The following is a summary of the statutory rights of supply teachers in the maintained sector in England.

Supply teacher employment rights: Wales

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

Institute for Learning

Ahead of government announcements and changes to legislation, IfL has stated that it is to become a voluntary body.

Foundation and trust schools

Foundation are run by their own governing body, which employs the staff and sets the admissions criteria. However, they are funded through the local authority like other maintained schools.