Guidance

Free school staffing issues

Guidance on free school staffing and pensions.

Documents

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These guidance documents give advice to free schools on the following staffing topics:

  • pensions, and which pension schemes free schools must offer by law
  • the conditions under which DfE will underwrite a principal designate’s salary

A principal designate is the person who is due to be the principal or headteacher when a free school opens.

Published 27 May 2013
Last updated 21 April 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated letter to free school trusts to clarify the conditions under which DfE will underwrite a principal designate’s salary.
  2. First published.