As part of a further cost-cutting exercise, the governors have suggested to implement ‘hourly pay’ for all support and part time colleagues who join the school- this wouldn’t necessarily effect the colleagues currently employed- but any new recruits. Has anyone implemented this at their school and has it worked? A prime example, we employ a teaching assistant who works 4 days a week (around 30 hours per week) and is paid £19,000 per year- which equates to £13.19 per hour. If we set a standard hourly rate based on level for all particular colleagues (£11.25)- based on a 30 hour working week- this would equate to just over £16,000- although a significant pay drop, it’s a saving for the school, and we’re not paying a ‘full time salary’. Teaching colleagues and senior leadership team would still be salaried.