Guides and factsheets

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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.

Returning to work after sickness absence

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

Pensions auto enrolment

This factsheet aims to provide clear, practical guidance on auto enrolment into TPS and other pension schemes.

Classroom observation

This factsheet sets out clear guidance on what ATL believes the arrangements should be for classroom observation in England and Wales.

Ensuring a safe journey on school bus trips

This factsheet aims to provide clear, practical guidance on some of the main factors to consider when planning a school trip or education visit, including risk assessment, the use of public transport and school minibuses.

Childcare vouchers

This recently updated factsheet contains general advice on childcare vouchers.

Support staff job descriptions and job evaluation

This factsheet explains how to change job descriptions and get your job re-evaluated.