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New to supply? Learn from our experience

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by nearmiss, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. maddyp1990

    maddyp1990 New commenter

    Hi all,

    I have started supply work in September and one agency I work for uses an umbrella company. They are charging me 13% on anything above £150 (on top of the weekly fee they also charge) for employer's national insurance contribution. Is this common, should they be doing it and are there ways to get around it?

    If I am working for half a day what rate should I be charging? Is it just simply half the day rate or should it be more?

    I work around the Nottingham and Leicester area and found work to be really slow, has anyone else found this as well?

    Thank you in advance for your comments.
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  2. wicked4u2

    wicked4u2 Occasional commenter

    Divide your daily payrate into how many hours/lessons you teach.
    pepper5 and BetterNow like this.
  3. nearmiss

    nearmiss Lead commenter

    This is not a discussion thread, as posted above. Please open a new thread for specific enquiries then you will get more replies. Some of them might even be helpful.
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  4. cys2017

    cys2017 Occasional commenter

    I have recently completed my pgce and they said it would be 65 per day for cover supervisor . Can anyone recommend good teaching agencies for secondary please? Also how long does it take them to find work?

    I’m new to all this :)
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  5. nearmiss

    nearmiss Lead commenter

    This is not a discussion thread. Please start a new thread if you have a general question
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  6. saraluck9090

    saraluck9090 New commenter

    This is an excellent post
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  7. Denise200

    Denise200 New commenter

  8. Denise200

    Denise200 New commenter

    Yes, you should be getting more money than this. I've written a very short guide to earnings, as a supply teacher, plus many other other forms of teaching outside normal full-time positions. Its on Amazon, either to download or as a hard copy. It's all completely factual, and it states the rates that I have been getting over the past few years. https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_s...aximise+your+income+when+working+as+a+teacher

    Good luck!
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  9. lydiafondufe

    lydiafondufe New commenter

  10. ebulygin

    ebulygin New commenter

  11. ebulygin

    ebulygin New commenter

    Brilliant advice. Shame that it does not work: kids are not particularly inclined to cooperate with a supply teacher.

    The latest book I read is by Marilyn Wade Duff,
    "Embrace Your Inner Authority Figure: A secondary teacher's guide to classroom control, successful teaching, and grateful students". She gives some very detailed ideas about how to instil respect in a new group of children. I would like to try that or to hear if anyone tried it as a supply.
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  12. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    Sorry for the late comment, but thank you ebulygin for your recommendation which sounds like it is very good.
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