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How does joining Chorus affect staff?


If your school joins Chorus Education Trust your current staff at point of transfer are protected by TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings and Protection of Employment). TUPE means that the employees of the outgoing employer (the school or Local Authority) automatically become employees of the incoming employer (the trust) at the point of transfer.

They carry with them their continuous service from the outgoing employer, and continue to enjoy the same terms and conditions of employment with the new incoming employer.

If a member of staff later gains a new contract, e.g. application for a promotion, they will be on the trust's terms and conditions.

Terms and conditions

We follow the national terms and conditions for teaching staff ('burgundy book' and 'school teachers' pay and conditions document'), and the National Joint Council (NJC)/Sheffield pay and conditions for support staff ('green book').

Development opportunities

As mentioned, there are frequently opportunities for staff development across our schools. Sharing best practice is at the heart of our approach, so we try to build professional networks for our staff in different areas.

Key to this is our Teaching School, the Sheffield Teacher Training Alliance and the South Yorkshire Teaching Hub (SYTH). You can read more about our professional development and training, as well as other opportunities here.

Career pathways

As the trust grows, we want to ensure there are career pathways for all staff, offering new challenges and opportunities.

It's also good for school leaders, so they can grow their own talent, and keep them!

With SYTH offering everything from school experience and initial teacher training, through to middle and senior leadership development, we have all the expertise and support you will need. The Central Business Operations Team can offer specific career pathways and professional development opportunities for support staff, that single schools simply do not have the scale to offer.