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Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by HeyDuggee, Dec 7, 2019.

  1. HeyDuggee

    HeyDuggee New commenter

    Morning all.
    Could anyone tell me if I am entitled to AWR? I am on day to day supply at the same school in a teacher role and am requested by them. I can be in the same subject for a few weeks at a time but usually I just turn up and find out on the day what I am covering. I have been there for about 4 years. I also go to another school every now and then, teacher role and its in the same LEA.
  2. agathamorse

    agathamorse Senior commenter

    As far as I know, AWR kicks in after 12 continuous weeks in one school, not counting holidays. If you have a period of a week or two when you're not at the school, the clock resets.
  3. HeyDuggee

    HeyDuggee New commenter

    I will have definitely been there for that by next week. Didn't know if I was eligible because the guidance says in the same role. I'm there as a teacher and it says this on my wage slips, but teaching different subjects, not one specific role.
  4. agathamorse

    agathamorse Senior commenter

    It does have to be as one role, as far as I know. Check union guidance. I've only ever got AWR on long term roles as I wasn't a big fan of day to day.
  5. Deirds

    Deirds Senior commenter

    Isn't being a teacher the same role regardless of subject?
    I thought it just meant if you were used as a TA or Cover Supervisor your 12 weeks got reset. (Go back to Old Kent Road. Do not pass Go. Do not collect £200..)
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  6. HeyDuggee

    HeyDuggee New commenter

    Thanks all. I might ring ACAS today to see of they can clarify.
  7. agathamorse

    agathamorse Senior commenter

    Not sure. It's a weird world the world of supply. Also be prepared for the fact that the school or agency might decide to replace you with someone else if they have to start paying AWR.
  8. HeyDuggee

    HeyDuggee New commenter

    Apparently they can get fined up to £20k if they do that!
  9. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Even if you are eligible there is no guarantee these days that you will get it.

    In any case I don't think you qualify because you are not (technically) on a long term continuous contract.
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  10. HeyDuggee

    HeyDuggee New commenter

    I'm in Wales so I don't know if that makes a difference. Will confirm later when I've spoken to ACAS.
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  11. HeyDuggee

    HeyDuggee New commenter

    According to ACAS i am eligible. They said if I have the same role, I have the same rights as a permanent employee after 12 weeks. They advised me to email my agency and they have 28 days to respond.
    agathamorse likes this.

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