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Is mat. pay different for temp teachers, even with 5yrs FT service & 2 yrs random supply.

Discussion in 'Primary' started by bluearsedfly, May 16, 2011.

  1. I didnt think it made a difference as I have 5 full time yrs of service, plus a couple of yrs doing random supply.
    I am temporary (due to numbers), leave for maternity on 17th July, but I'm am going back in Nov and I'll be at my school until at least the end of next school yr (2011-12).
    BUT my job share has told me that temporary teachers get as different rate of maternity pay to permanent teachers... is this correct? I've looked on my union's www, and the burgundy book but can't find any info saying either way.
    Has anyone heard of temp mat pay differing to perm? and how was it different?
  2. becky70

    becky70 Occasional commenter

    Great username, OP!
    I think it depends on your length of service - I've never read anything saying you get less for being temporary.
    Time on supply will count as a break in your service even if you were paid by your LEA. It depends how long you have been on contract without any gaps. Any gaps start you back to zero for continuous service.
    Try searching for maternity pay FAQs on this site - there is a section with guidance. Congratulations on your pregnancy too.
  3. As far as I know the length of service can be for any LEA... therefore there can be breaks in service.
    I've just checked in the burgundy book and it doesnt mention any breaks, just this...<font size="3"> "Teachers who have completed not less than 1 year&rsquo;s continuous service as a teacher with one or more LEAs at the beginning of the 11th week before the EWC shall have an entitlement" (dont know why this has come out so big!)
    I'm worried about any difference between temporary & permanent maternity pay.
  4. becky70

    becky70 Occasional commenter

    Breaks means the service is not continuous e.g. if you did 2 years then went on supply then those 2 years don't count with regards to this. I have tried to find Tafkam's maternity pay calculator for you but have not managed it yet. I know it says nothing about being paid less because you're on a temporary contract so hopefully there shouldn't be a problem.
  5. becky70

    becky70 Occasional commenter

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