Education and young people

Covid-19: notice periods for teachers and school leaders (30 March 2020)

Final Joint statement - Covid-19 guidance - notice periods  for teachers and school leaders

Covid-19: closure of schools  (20 March 2020)

The purpose of this guidance on closure of schools is to support schools and councils to make decisions and manage the workforce implications for both teachers and school support staff as a result of the closure of their schools by the end of the school day today (20 March) for the foreseeable future for everyone apart from the children of critical workers and the most vulnerable children.

We advise the employers' sides and conduct negotiations with unions in determining national pay and conditions for:

  • schoolteachers
  • youth and community workers
  • Soulbury officers
  • teachers in residential establishments.

For non-local authority employers who apply the national agreements, the LGA provides guidance and support as well as access to LGA events via its Employer Link service – for details of this service or to make enquiries about what membership could provide for your organisation, visit Employer Link or enquire via email at