I may be offered a job at the school where I am doing SCITT. They are a bit tight and at the moment won't be paying me for August (unlike all the other schools in the programme). Would it be reasonable to ask them to pay me from when I finish my SCITT, rather than from September, so that it becomes like a continuous appointment? Also, all the heads at other schools I've applied to say they pay NQTs from the end of the summer term to get them in the school and pay them for the holidays. As I'm on SCITT, it may be tricky to leave 2 weeks before the end but if I don't do this, I will be unpaid for August.Fair enough, no-one is benefitting from my great teaching in August but I am fed up with being skint and some of my fellow students are being paid twice for the holidays as SCITT schools and new jobs both pay for August. Don't want to turn down 'on a plate' job if it is usual to be unpaid between ITT and NQT. Also, job will be maternity cover - is this too risky for NQT year? I am old and gave up a lot of salary to do this so need to get cracking earning decnet money so can't waste time doing 'bits' of induction if maternity cover goes pear. Thanks.