Our HR team has some useful employment updates for schools:

January 16th, 2020

Contract of Employment change


  1. From 6 April 2020, all employees and workers must be given a written statement of particulars on or before the first day of their engagement.  Currently, only employees are required to have a written statement of particulars and given to them within the first 2 months of employment. Casual staff will also need to have contracts that meet the new legislative requirement. In schools, the written statement of particulars is normally provided via the contract of employment. 
  2. The deadline for issuing contracts has been brought forward, and contracts must be in place prior to the commencement of employment.
  3. The minimum information required has been expanded to include extra information on variable working hours, paid leave other than sick pay, benefits, probationary periods and training.


Octavo’s HR service can be contacted HR_Team@croydon.peachpreview.co.uk