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HLTA monthly take home pay

Discussion in 'Teaching assistants' started by ale01, Jan 31, 2015.

  1. Ophelia 9

    Ophelia 9 New commenter

    Your rates are almost certainly more typical than ours to be honest, glenn - it was a sad day when the current government abolished the School Support Staff National Negotiating board before they could even begin to look at standardising terms and conditions in a similar way to those for teachers. Even more sadly, it looks like the next step is to completely abolish national terms for teachers too and let it become a free-for-all, where highest rates will be paid according to supply and demand rather than on the professional skills and expertise of qualified teachers. Twenty year s ago no-one would have believed it could happen!
  2. We take home approx £1500 for a 37 hour week 42 weeks a year contract quite lucky it would seem
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  3. Although of course the reality is often 50 hours a week!!!
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  4. peterjelf

    peterjelf New commenter

    Blimey... I am a primary teacher who's a bit sick of working 60 hours a week, and WAS considering changing to a (less-stressful???) TA/HLTA role somewhere.
    BUT, at the salaries which some of you are quoting, I'm not sure I can!
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  5. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    You are indeed.
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  6. LeftTheBuilding

    LeftTheBuilding Occasional commenter

    Check the tax code and if it's wrong, your employer should refund via your monthly pay.
  7. jkosla

    jkosla New commenter

    Hi, im not sure if I have posted this in the right place but I wondered if anyone can shed some light on my question? I cover as a HLTA in my infant school. I am asked to cover a morning session and the doors open at 8:45am and the register is taken at 9:55. I have queried how many hours I should claim for bearing in mind I have to get the class ready. I have been told it's 3 hours 9 till 12. I am told that setting up the class is covered as a TA. This would mean I am not legally allowed to register the children as a TA. I also have to sort out books, planning for the mornings work and equipment.
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  8. Wotton

    Wotton Lead commenter

    Don't take the register until 9am. Do you have a TA in with you, if so get them to help. This seems to be quite common now.
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  9. emilyhaworth

    emilyhaworth New commenter

    I have got an interview for a HLTA job and the starting salary is £23866 to £ 28221 Pro rata. What would my income be per month after tax??
  10. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Star commenter

    Your guess is as good as mine! But the salary quoted is probably for a 35 or 37 hour week, all year round. You would need to pro-rata it to 39 weeks per year (term time) plus 5 weeks holiday and the number of hours you will be doing per week. If you search, there are old threads on here where people have given a formula for working it out. Sadly, it usually turns out to be less than you think - HLTA rates are better than TA, but not a great deal. But best of luck with the interview!
  11. consuela8

    consuela8 New commenter

    Hello everyone! What does HLTA PAY scale 6 and Pays scale 4 mean? Where can I find these scales? Thank you in advance!
  12. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Star commenter

    Probably refers to the APTC pay scales - you will find info if you google. It might not give the scale any more, just spine points - scale 4 is spine point 18 through to 21; scale 6 is spine point 26 - 28. But remember, the salary quoted with be for 37 hours a week, 52 weeks a year. By the time it's pro rata'd to the hours you work and term time only, it doesn't look anything like that!
  13. Supplylady

    Supplylady New commenter

    That is so true!
  14. Supplylady

    Supplylady New commenter

    You might be better off working as a part time teacher than working as a full-time HLTA.

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