You retired from teaching two years ago aged 60. As head of a large secondary, your final salary was pound;60,000. With 25 years' service you got a pension of pound;18,750 and a lump sum of pound;56,250.
Now you want to help your local school, which is a teacher short. With no other earnings, your teacher's salary is much lower than the maximum you can earnwithout affecting your pension. You can go back full-time and still get your full pension.
You switched into teaching during the last recruitment crisis in 1990. Last year, at 55 and on a pound;22,000 salary you retired early - despite having to accept a pension of pound;2,040. To the astonishment of your friends you have accepted a job at your old school. Despite earning more than you did a year ago you will get your full pension.
You retired early in 1997 after 30 years of service, before the retirement rules changed. Then, you were a head of department on a salary of pound;25,000. Your education authority has asked if you would return full-time. But the pensions agency says you are only allowed to earn pound;16,397 a year before your pension of pound;10,000 is docked.