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Supply Teacher and sick pay/benefits?

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by Rapidstar81, Sep 30, 2018.

  1. Rapidstar81

    Rapidstar81 New commenter

    Hello all
    Two questions

    I am new to supply teaching and have just starting working with an agency.
    i have been unfortunate enough to come down with a breathing issue which means I can't work at the moment.
    I have no money coming in at all .
    What do supply teachers on zero hour contracts do re sick pay?:(
    what entitlement do we have and how do we go about claiming 'sick pay?':(

    also, does anyone claim any sort of benefits during the summer holiday. I remember many years ago when i was a f/t teacher, that a supply teacher told me that they 'signed on' during the holidays
    is this normal procedure?

    grateful for any guidance!
    thank you
  2. keyportfolio

    keyportfolio New commenter

    Are you employed by an umbrella company? If so, definitely speak to them about claiming sick pay - it's part of their job to support you with this kind of thing. If you're paid directly by your agency, it might be more complicated. Hope you're feeling better soon.
  3. BetterNow

    BetterNow Occasional commenter


    Umbrella companies shaft supply teachers.
    LunaBlue123 and agathamorse like this.
  4. peapicker

    peapicker Star commenter

  5. keyportfolio

    keyportfolio New commenter

    Joining an umbrella company won't be the best thing for everyone's circumstances, but if sick pay is important to you then it's worth factoring that into your decision.

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