Hi All, I am an American and have been teaching in England for about a year and a half. I am finding the pay system quite confusing and I am hoping someone has a minute to give me a quick explanation. When I taught in the US we had a choice to get our wages paid over 42 weeks or 52 weeks, depending on whether we wished to get paid over the 10 week summer holiday. If we chose the 52 week option, a small deduction was taken from each pay cheque which was then returned to us in the form of our summer wages. If we left early for some reason, we received the deductions in a lump sum on our final cheque. Recently some teachers told me that this was also the system in England, but my employer told me that that wasn't the case. That you only got paid for summer holidays if you had worked up to the last day of summer term. Last year I was on a temporary contract and left my position in late June. Should I have received the appropriate percentage of summer pay? If anyone could explain the system to me, that would be wonderful! Thanks!