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Conditions of service for school teachers (the Burgundy Book)

1 August 2000
This revised edition of the Conditions of Service for School Teachers in England and Wales takes into account developments in national conditions of employment over the past ten years and changes to the legislative framework for the employment of school teachers in county, voluntary controlled, voluntary aided and special agreement schools.

Conditions of Service for school teachers  

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