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General information and conditions of service for teaching posts in schools

The terms and conditions of employment will be those specified in the advertisement and associated correspondence. These terms and conditions will be stated in the contract of employment, however, the following summarises several key points.


Search for jobs We provide support for all of the county’s maintained schools. Our aim is to secure the highest quality of learning for all Derbyshire people.

Local management of schools

The governing body has the responsibility of managing the school and its budget. They decide how funding should be spent including the staffing structure of the school.

Community schools

The governing body is responsible for appointing school employees and determining the nature of posts within the school. We remain the employer in law.

Foundation and aided schools and academies

For foundation and aided schools and academies the governing body is the employer in law.

Hours of work

These will be as stated in the advert and post details and will be in accordance with the school teachers’ pay and conditions document.

Authorised leave of absence

Each school has a policy on authorised leave of absence. This covers statutory entitlements, sick pay entitlements and also discretionary leave of absence which is subject to the approval of the school’s governing body. The policy is available from the school. This policy does not allow leave to be taken for holiday purposes, either paid or unpaid. All holidays must be taken during school closure periods.