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Career breaks for teachers

Career breaks for teachers could be suspended under plans being considered by the Government in response to a shortage of qualified staff in schools. Under existing rules, a teacher may take a career break for a year or more which can be extended,...

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13.10 7 Dec 2022


Career breaks for teachers


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13.10 7 Dec 2022


Career breaks for teachers could be suspended under plans being considered by the Government in response to a shortage of qualified staff in schools.

Under existing rules, a teacher may take a career break for a year or more which can be extended, subject to an employer’s approval, for up to five years at any one time, or 10 years in the course of a teacher’s career.

Andrea Gilligan was joined by teachers, retired teachers and other listeners to discuss...


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