Based on the following article: https://www.tes.com/news/save-not-paying-staff-6-weeks-year-says-dfe Have I misunderstood how our salary works? We agree a salary at point of contract which represents the work done and only the work done. I, as a teacher, am not payed for the weeks that I am not at work and so cannot have 6 weeks deducted from my salary. In this sense, our teaching contracts represents a rather higher hourly rate than we probably recognise because the salary, whilst being split equally across 12 monthly instalments, represents less contact-time than an ordinary 9-5er. Or are the contract of support staff not thought of in the same way as the teaching staff? The article implies that it's only support staff that this has impacted but I apply the same logic that is applied to a teaching contract - that the salary already has deducted from it the weeks that go unworked.