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Education Reform Act 1988

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75Transfer of staff to grant-maintained school

(1)Subject to subsection (3) below, this section applies to any person who—

(a)immediately before the transfer date in relation to a grant-maintained school which is then an aided school is employed by the governing body of the school; or

(b)immediately before the transfer date in relation to a grant-maintained school—

(i)is employed by the local education authority by whom the school is maintained to work solely at the school; or

(ii)is employed by that authority to work at the school and is designated for the purposes of this section by an order made by the Secretary of State.

(2)A person employed by a local education authority in connection with the provision of meals shall not be regarded for the purposes of subsection (1)(b) above as employed to work solely at a school unless the meals are provided solely for consumption by persons at the school.

(3)This section does not apply to—

(a)any person employed as mentioned in subsection (1)(a) or (b) above whose contract of employment terminates on the day immediately preceding the transfer date;

(b)any person employed as mentioned in subsection (1)(b) above who before that date has been—

(i)appointed or assigned by the local education authority concerned to work solely at another school as from that date; or

(ii)withdrawn from work at the school with effect as from that date.

(4)A person who before the transfer date has been appointed or assigned by the local education authority by whom the school is maintained to work at the school as from that date shall be treated for the purposes of this section as if he had been employed by that authority immediately before that date to do such work at the school as he would have been required to do on or after that date under his contract of employment with that authority.

(5)References below in this section to the former employer are references—

(a)in relation to a person to whom this section applies by virtue of subsection (1)(a) above, to the governing body of the school immediately before the transfer date; and

(b)in relation to a person to whom this section applies by virtue of subsection (1)(b) above, to the local education authority by whom the school is maintained immediately before that date.

(6)The contract of employment between a person to whom this section applies and the former employer shall have effect from the transfer date as if originally made between him and the governing body of the grant-maintained school.

(7)Without prejudice to subsection (6) above—

(a)all the former employer’s rights, powers, duties and liabilities under or in connection with a contract to which that subsection applies shall by virtue of this section be transferred to the governing body of the grant-maintained school on the transfer date; and

(b)anything done before that date by or in relation to the former employer in respect of that contract or the employee shall be deemed from that date to have been done by or in relation to that governing body.

(8)Subsections (6) and (7) above are without prejudice to any right of an employee to terminate his contract of employment if a substantial change is made to his detriment in his working conditions, but no such right shall arise by reason only of the change in employer effected by this section.

(9)An order under this section may designate a person either individually or as a member of a class or description of employees.

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