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Headteacher resignation: negotiating shorter notice periods

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Last updated on 9 December 2016
School types: Maintained, Academy, Welsh establishment · School phases: All
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What should we do if a headteacher requests early release from his/her contract? This article looks at guidance on notice periods and who to notify if a headteacher requests an early release from his/her contract. You will also find advice on what governors should be told about an early resignation.

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  1. 1 Can headteachers leave before the end of their notice period?
  2. 2 Who should we notify if the headteacher requests an early release?
  3. 3 Should governors know the reasons behind a headteacher's early resignation?
  4. 4 What is a settlement agreement?

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