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Help - don't know pay scale as only ever been a supply teacher

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by Seadream, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. Seadream

    Seadream New commenter

    I graduated in 1994 and started life as a supply teacher. I then took around 8 years out of teaching and worked in the city. I missed teaching and returned on supply to get more experience but have since just worked on long and short term contracts and have never been employed by a school. I now have a school that a friend works at who have asked me to supply with them through the LEA. They want to know which pay scale I am on and I haven't a clue. Anyone know what I should do and will this be a problem?
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Well, as there are now no official Pay Scales it may be a bit difficult to answer that question. If 'tafkam' is still around, he's probably the best person to answer.
    However if you've never done a complete year on supply, presumably you'd be on the old 'Main Scale 1', which, when there was a National Scale started at £21,804 according to the 2013 doc.
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  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Flagging this for @tafkam if he's still around?
  4. Seadream

    Seadream New commenter

    Thanks Lara. I've done a couple of 1 year contracts and loads of long term part-time contracts but all on supply...
  5. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

  6. snowyhead

    snowyhead Lead commenter

    If you work directly for an LEA they usually have a standard daily supply rate for primary and one for secondary. Under the 'old' rules after 26 weeks of supply with an LA you would be entitled to a pay rise in line with permanent teachers. I am not sure whether this has disappeared along with national pay scales.
  7. nearmiss

    nearmiss Lead commenter

    Years of service as a qualified teacher accumulate. How many years you have worked = a spine point. My years as an agency teacher still count

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