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Appointing supply- any advice?

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by primaryteach87, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. Hi all,

    We are looking to appoint a primary P.E teacher on long term supply to cover PPA time. Does anyone have any tips having been on the 'other side'? Also what rates would be expected for someone at least M3.

    Many thanks
  2. useless

    useless New commenter

    I've been doing PE supply for the past 12 years. When I started I was on £140 a day. I'm lucky now to get £130 and this is the worst year by miles. Last week I had only half a day and am thinking of going on JSA.
    Which area are you and are you going through an agency?

  3. Why on supply? What do you think is morally right? I would expect them to be on M3 - paid as a daily rate (if they don't get paid holidays) or the normal salary if they get holidays. If you have a specialist, then they are planning the lessons and assessing as a qualified teacher.
    Of course, you could go to an agency and spend the same amount, if not more, and the agency pays awful rates and keeps 20 - 40% for themselves.
    Morally - what do you think?
  4. From where are you going to find your PPA cover supply teacher?
    Maybe you have one already in mind?
    Or maybe trawl through all of the speculative letters from teachers looking for work. To see if one suits you.
    Then get them in, Pay em for a days work to see how they perform then cut a deal based on their M rate, if you like them.
    Or use the agencies, they will do the finding, but they do not pay the supply properly. So the supply may be quick to walk when another agency offers them a better deal somewhere else. Particularly if it is ad hoc, as and when work, your school may or may not be offering.
    Or maybe your LEA has a supply pool.


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