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Holiday Pay Toolkit for schools

The Browne Jacobson holiday pay toolkit for schools has been designed for senior leaders and their HR advisers. This comprehensive pack contains a range of resources to support schools and trusts in understanding and dealing with holiday pay, including detailed guidance and template letters.

We understand that schools and trusts are grappling with the complex legal rules surrounding holiday pay. We’re increasingly being asked by clients to advise on holiday pay, following the Supreme Court’s judgment in Harpur Trust v Brazel and the subsequent change in the law on 1 January 2024

With so many competing demands on school leaders’ and their HR adviser’s time, we have designed a toolkit to assist with understanding and implementing the holiday pay legal requirements to avoid employment disputes and costly tribunal claims.

Our toolkit is intended to deliver value for money, assisting you to implement the changes required at a lowest cost possible.

Who is it for?

Anyone working in schools and trusts involved in taking decisions or implementing changes regarding staff holiday entitlement and pay.

What’s included?

  • Detailed legal and best practice guidance.
  • Checklist and flowchart to aid your understanding and consideration of this complex topic.
  • Worked examples.
  • Statutory holiday decision tree
  • Template letters to staff regarding holiday pay changes, backpay and settlement.
  • Backpay offer letter & specimen COT3 (discretionary use)
  • Template holiday pay contract wording
  • Template briefing report to Executive Leaders and/or Trustees.

When will it be available?

The toolkit will be available from 29 February 2024.

Downloadable info sheet


The toolkit is available to individual schools and trusts at a cost of £695+VAT.

Alternatively, the toolkit can be purchased for a discounted price, when bought together with our accompanying holiday pay training course. We're also offering a 20% discount on the holiday pay toolkit exclusively for HR Core clients.

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