Hi @cornflake and @Pomza Sorry to resurrect an old thread but I wish to pick your brains more on this point. Obviously a Head ' of a small village primary' will not be able to do any HR functions adequately but you inform the LA of the staff, their pay rates, adjustments due to absence etc and then the LA handles all the payroll matters via whatever contract. How difficult (or expensive) is it to set up an arrangement with the LA which states "John J Cazorla worked on these dates this month.... making a total of x days for which he should be paid at UPS3"? Then the payroll fairies at the LA arrange the payment to come out at the end of the following month as with any other of the employees. All you need to do then is keep me happy about the fact the cash won't land for 4-8 weeks which is not a biggie if clear in advance. This is not an idle query, several times I've seriously tried to market myself to local schools on this basis and I seem to have got nowhere due to HR not being bothered. Some of these schools have gone on to fork out the £270 a day (or whatever) for me via an agency so it can't be that I'm rubbish.