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Supply rate or contract?

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by Shabas, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. Probably a daft question but haven't done supply for a while. I have just been offered a job at one day a week. Am I best to negotiate 0.2 contract or go on a daily supply rate? I am on UPS 1. Many thanks for any responses. I am meeting the head and need to negotiate the best rate!
  2. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    It depends how long the job is supposed to last. Is it a fixed term?
    If on daily rate, you won't get PM Reviews and they may not have you in or pay you forINSET and won't then pay you if it falls on your teaching day.
    Contract will mean pay throughout the year and sick pay + PM Reviews.
    Those covering for someone on matenity leave in the summer term are better off on daily supply rate IF the permanent teacher is going to 'return to work' on the ist day of the summer holidays. In that scenario, pay would stop the day beforehand for the supply teacher.
    With daily LA rate you get pro-rata holiday pay in your daily rate.
    Working just the Autumn term (a long term) you earn more on daily rate than on contract if you have few if any days off.You'd earn the equivalent of almost 5 weeks holiday pay, whereas on contract you'd get paid for one half-erm week and under 2 weeks of the Xmas break (up to 31st december)

  3. I have been offered one day a week to cover PPA. Daily rate is being discussed so I am not sure whether to negotiate for a 0.2 contract. However, I do only want to be tied to that one day a week so need to clarify if I would be made to do staff meetiings, INSET etc?

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