Hi - I've been working as a supply TA for the last 10 weeks at a special needs secondary. I made a good impression from the start and 2 days after starting they asked me to apply for a permanent post starting this September as a learning mentor. I applied and was offered the job - my pay as a supply TA was £8.95 ph (term time only) and at interview for the LM post they said to me it would be £8.35 ph but with 44.25 weeks pay rather than 39 to make up the difference. They then decided to start me in the LM role 7 weeks ago so I could hit the ground running in September, which I was obviously happy to do (still at the higher hourly rate for now). After weeks of me nagging the administrator I finally got my acceptance letter from the school confirming my contract for September and when I looked at it I was shocked to see that the contract says £8.35 ph TERM TIME ONLY. To rub salt in the wounds I then got an email from the Head the next day praising me for my "Fabulous work" this term and a card from the assistant head saying "You certainly go the extra mile, over and above". I'm degree qualified in schools, youth and community work (got a 2:1) and also have 5 years experience of running mentoring programmes in schools - with three years of that as a co-ordinator role. I've really enjoyed the job I'm doing so far, but I'm not sure a 60p per hour decrease with no holiday still is worth my while- and to top it off I also found out last week that the other LM's are on a pound an hour more!! I don't want to make this purely about money but they do say a worker's worth his pay! Just wondering how I should approach the school about this - as it's summer I don't want to be disturbing their breaks but at the same time I couldn't cope with the uncertainty hanging over my head until September. Sorry for the long post but it's made this first 2 days of summer quite stressful!!