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Starting a new job within a different LEA-things to be aware of?

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rollonthesummer Mon 12-May-14 09:16:03

I've been offered a new job in a different LEA and was wondering what happened with regards to things like maternity leave/sick pay etc. I have been at the same place for the best part of 20 years-what if I gave my notice in tomorrow ready to start a new teaching post in September but was then diagnosed with something hideous (worst case scenario situations have been floating around my head since 4am!)-would my current employer not care as I've handed in my notice to go at the end of August but my new job not care either as I haven't been there 2 years and don't qualify for anything?!


MarathonFan Mon 12-May-14 09:27:23

If you're a teacher in a state school then you are deemed to have continuous service regardless of which LEA you're working for (provided you have no breaks in teaching). As a teacher, you get the maximum sick leave benefits once you have a total of 5 years teaching, even if there have been breaks. Teaching benefits are ridiculously generous wink

toomuchicecream Mon 12-May-14 20:07:22

As long it's not an academy. An ex-colleague's wife went back last September after maternity leave to a new academy (had been at previous school years and years). 6 weeks in she was diagnosed with cancer and hasn't been back to work since due to aggressive treatment. She's entitled to absolutely nothing.

MarathonFan Mon 12-May-14 20:29:36

Yes, that's true although in some LAs years teaching in an academy still count towards aggregate teaching years once your back in a LA school. Some academies have also adopted standard teaching conditions so you still get continuous service but you need to be more careful when transferring from/to an academy.

Actually weren't the existing staff tuped if the old school simply became an academy and all the staff transferred? It would be unusual for there to be a break in service in those circumstances. Has your friend had any advice?

toomuchicecream Mon 12-May-14 21:12:31

Don't know - she's someone I know of, as opposed to someone I've met. To be honest, I think she's been too busy being very very ill and her husband has been too busy teaching full time, dealing with 3 children on his own and trying to visit her in a hospital 40 miles away...

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