Leaving staff members: letter to parents
Download our template letter to inform parents about staffing changes in your school and get advice on managing the transition for pupils with SEND.
Let parents know as soon as possible
Write a letter explaining that a member of staff is leaving and outline your plans for replacing them. This might involve a new member of staff joining, or a restructuring of your staff team. Let all the parents of children who will be affected know about the changes, such as all the pupils in a teacher’s class. If a restructure is involved, make sure you inform the parents of all children affected by the restructure.
The letter should always focus on the positive. Although you're sad to see the member of staff leave, emphasise their contribution to the school and give some context as to why they're moving on. If a new member of staff is replacing them, explain what experience they have and what they'll bring to the role.
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