I am a primary supply teacher who worked 2 days a week for a school (not through an agency) which was paying me for 6:00 hrs for a full day's work. This was only on my regular days when I was planning certain lessons. If I was called in to cover at short notice I would be paid for 5:15 hrs as there were no lessons to plan. I checked with my union and was told that supply teachers should be paid for 6:30 hrs for a day's work in accordance with Teachers' Pay & Conditions. I therefore politely approached the school on this matter. The school checked with Personnel and found that I should indeed be paid for 6.5hrs/day. The school has now stopped using me and is paying someone else 5:15hrs/day who is happy to be getting the work. I don't expect to be working there again, but can anything be done to bring this school/LEA into line? Surely Teachers' Pay & Conditions exist to prevent this kind of abuse? Has anyone else experienced this?