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Staff reimbursement for residential visit

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by Nowayout, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. Nowayout

    Nowayout New commenter

    Hi there,

    I’m looking for opinions and systems that others may have.

    When a TA has been on a residential visits for maybe 4 nights and 5 days , does anybody reimburse their TA’s in anyway?

    Do you have a system where you give them time off in lieu or perhaps you give extra hours?
  2. Sundaytrekker

    Sundaytrekker Star commenter

    We gave some additional hours, about equivalent to a school day, to recompense in part the additional hours. Teachers didn’t get this.
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  3. Pomza

    Pomza Star commenter

    Yes - agree a rate of overtime or time off in lieu.
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  4. 2r2e

    2r2e New commenter

    We pay 12 hours overtime for a 4 night residential. Doesn't come anywhere near matching the hours worked, obviously, but it's as much as we can realistically afford and is a gesture to recognise the goodwill as much as anything.
    Teachers get additional half day PPA the week before to prep cover work if their class isn't on the trip (we are a primary school) and we try to give them all PPA on the Monday back if possible. We're 3 form so there's some flexibility with the PA cover teachers, and the SLT are always willing to cover classes when asked.
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  5. lardylady

    lardylady Star commenter

    Teachers and TAs are given one day off in lieu after a residential.
  6. Nowayout

    Nowayout New commenter

    That is precisely what we do. Thank you .

    Can I ask how you then alter it with the varied length of residentials. Some are five days but some are three. It’s hard to be fair about it
  7. starlightexpress

    starlightexpress Occasional commenter

    I’ve seen a day off in lieu as adopted a former verbal agreement.

    I’ve usually made it clear that it is a voluntary process and you enter with no expectation around overnight payment, then have done some goodwill gesture as a thank you. No expectation so it’s appreciated. For teachers this might be to extend their PPA to a day and enable it to be from home. For support staff it’s toil or token overtime payment.

    If payment made to support staff it is to increase hours to full time 37.5 for the daytime days. No one gets payment for overnight. The daytimes on a residential are better than those in school!

    To be fair, the residential is seen as such a perk there’s usually no shortage of volunteers- and I’ve worked in many schools! Goodwill is just that- but I remember it for when I’m able to be discretionary under policy- e.g. family wedding or similar.

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