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Teachers' standards (England)

This factsheet outlines what you need to know about the Teachers' Standards, which were introduced in England in September 2012 and which replace the previous, more detailed professional standards that operated as a backdrop to performance management.

Pay and conditions of teachers in the maintained sector in Scotland

This factsheet provides clear, practical guidance for teachers in Scotland on their pay and conditions of service.

Adoption leave and pay

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

Disclosure and barring service

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

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.

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.

Paternity leave

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

Sick leave and sick pay

This factsheet contains details about sick pay for members working in maintained schools in England and Wales, such as what you are entitled to and when you must produce a sick note.