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Schools which do not pay Supply Teachers in accordance with Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document.

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by JB26, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. 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?
     
  2. 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?
     
  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    In my LA, we get paid for hours worked +20 mins planning & marking (divided 10 mins am & 10 min pm). Even in the school with the longest hours -6 hrs 10mins (20 mins incl) doesn't come anywhere near the 6:30 you quote.
    I feel you might have'scuppered yourself' here & there's little chance of
    as budgets are tight everywhere & they'll simply move to CS or HLTA cover!
     

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