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Demystifying holiday pay training course

This holiday pay training course is designed specifically for school leaders and their HR advisers. It focuses on demystifying the complexities surrounding holiday pay, tackling the particular issues affecting the education sector. It will give practical advice for schools and trusts in dealing with holiday pay following the change in law on 1 January 2024.

Delivered by Sarah Linden, this session includes case studies, common questions answered and share learning and experience.

Who is it for?

This course is designed for school leaders and their HR advisers. It is particularly relevant for those devising or considering their organisational strategy for dealing with holiday pay.


The session took place Thursday 29 February and is now available to download.

Course outline

This training session was delivered online and in now recorded and available on demand. Over 2.5 hours the training covers:

  • Understanding the holiday pay basics.
  • The impact of the Harpur trust v Brazel decision.
  • The new holiday pay rules from 1 January 2024.
  • The application of the rules to education sector workers, including term-time only staff.
  • Understanding your historical holiday pay liability.
  • Development and implementing an organisational strategy for dealing with holiday pay.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand how holiday pay rules affect your organisation.
  • Know your legal liabilities towards your staff.
  • Develop and implement an organisational strategy responding to holiday pay.
  • Gain tips for dealing with holiday pay complications.


Download this training course for use at your school or trust for just £395+VAT.

Delegates also get the opportunity to purchase our Holiday Pay Toolkit at a discounted rate (with an additional 20% reduction on the holiday pay toolkit for HR Core clients). The toolkit contains a range of complementary resources, including detailed guidance, checklist, flowchart and template letters.

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