Teacher resignation dates and notice period

18th January 2018 at 15:30
Teacher resignation dates

How much notice do teachers have to give?

Before you start firing off applications or prepping for interviews, you will need to know what date you can hand your notice in by to start a new job the following term. 

How much time you will have to give will depend on your role; see below for teacher and headteacher resignation dates for all three terms.

Teachers' resignation dates

Autumn term – 31 October

Winter term – 28/29 February

Spring term – 31 May

Headteachers' resignation dates

Autumn term – 30 September

Winter – 31 January 

Spring term – 30 April

Leaving dates

Autumn term – 31 December

Spring term – 30 April

Summer term – 31 August

Starting dates

Winter term – 1 January

Spring term – 1 May

Autumn term – 1 September

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