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Editing School Magazine Pay

Discussion in 'Pay and conditions' started by Paisano, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Hi,
    I've been trying to find out what the expected pay is for editing the school magazine but I'm having no joy. Can anyone tell me if there is a market rate or if you have to negotiate with your Head? I've been sounded out about it by a colleague who is leaving, but he isn't being paid very much at all. I know it's good on the cv and it's good to help out the school etc but is there a set rate?
  2. Just to clarify, it's the end of year magazine that contains sports reports and pupil work.
  3. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    I can't see any justification for any extra pay at all, and I'm surprised that the current teacher is receiving any. It's not specifically related to teaching and learning, after all.
  4. An interesting point. the thing is it's not written into anyones role and no one's going to spend two weeks working on it for free...
    I'm from the state sector working in a prep school for the first time and I don't know the precedents. I just feel it's more work than a school play and you get extra payment for the extra work involved with a school play. Colleagues I've consulted feel the same.

  5. Quite frankly if you are counting the pennies like this, then you are really in the wrong job.
    When I was a class teacher I would have jumped at the chance to do something like that and be able ot add it to my CV.
  6. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    I suggest that you go to the Independent Forum and look at the clickables inside the Welcome Thread.
    You'll see there that there are no set pay scales, no set pay for anything. The schools are independent. They set their pay independently.
    You'll have to negotiate with the Head on an individual basis.
    But as other posters say, don't forget the big advantage to you.
    Best wishes

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  7. Thanks TheoGriff that's all I needed to know.
    I'm not interested in the prehistoric views of the other posters. I'm sure you all started teaching when you didn't have 15k worth of student debt and you had nice middle class upbringings to help you out. Most teachers I know work extra hours every day (especially in the independent sector) during weekends and during holidays. Working extra hours on top of this and for 2 weeks unpaid in the summer is unreasonable. I think it is you who need to take good looks at yourselves. You're either not planning and growing your teaching effectively or you're mugs if you could do extra extra extra work for nothing. Next time don't troll my posts unless you have something relevant to say.
    That's all I'm going to say on the subject.
  8. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    i think someone isn't living in the real teaching world. whether you think you should be paid for it or not ain't worth squit. it's whether they're willing to pay, never mind able.
    if you don't like doing it for no pay, don't do it. simples.
  9. Seems to me OP has a bit of a chip on his shoulder.
    I, for one, was far from middle class, but had to work my way through university back in the 70's; and so did many others.
    So much for people's prehistoric views.
  10. Crowbob

    Crowbob Lead commenter

    I went to Uni post-2000, I have much more than 15K student debt and came from a council estate in a deprived area and still think you shouldn't get paid to do it. Just because someone disagrees with you, it doesn't make them prehistoric or out of touch.

  11. Just so you know, the Head agreed with me, paid me a fair price and it's the best magazine in the school's history. The new generation is bringing some professionalism in, retire or evolve mugs.
  12. Morninglover

    Morninglover Lead commenter

    What a rude person you seem to be. Remember - what goes around, comes around. Treat your colleagues as you do the other posters here and you'd better keep your back pressed firmly to every wall - many teachers I know have long memories...
  13. Paisano, your attitude is absolutely terrible. If you speak that way to colleagues, expect to find yourself sitting on your own in the staff room pretty soon. I can only presume that you are rather inexperienced. At least I hope that is your excuse.
  14. MarkS

    MarkS New commenter

    Oh dear.........
  15. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Well, I'm already retired . . .
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
  16. DM

    DM New commenter

    You would have evolved a fine china teacup and saucer anyway.
  17. DaisysLot

    DaisysLot Senior commenter

    I am astonished at your rudeness OP. You sound like a right nob which rather taints any joy I might have about you having negotiated some pay for the editing work on this promising global wide forthcoming publication.
  18. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter


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