Teachers serving in the school on the date of the transfer of patronage are given the opportunity to opt to voluntarily request redeployment to another school via the main panel of the outgoing patron of the school.
Where necessary, redeployment of teachers is by a phased approach, with a limit on the number of teachers who can transfer in any given year. A maximum of 33% of teaching staff (including principal) who request redeployment can be redeployed in each of the first three years. First preference will be given to the Principal, followed by teaching staff in order of seniority. Applications are dealt with in line with relevant staffing and redeployment circulars for that year.
The option for teachers to go on the panel expires two years after the transfer of patronage has taken place. Teachers who have requested redeployment but remain in the school awaiting redeployment in the second and third years will be required to adhere to the requirements of the new patron body in relation to upholding the ethos of the school. They can subsequently withdraw their request and opt out of redeployment if they so wish.
In a school where a phased reconfiguration is taking place, redeployment of teachers may be managed in accordance with the timing of the phased reconfiguration and a longer timescale for redeployment may apply.