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TA contracts.

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by tangled, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. If TA's are contracted to work 195 days a year with no holidays allowed in term time and are paid in lieu for their holidays. Can they be informed that they will be required to take just 5 weeks annual leave when previously they have been paid for the full 52 weeks of the year which in effect has amounted to 13 weeks holiday pay? Is this a threat to their terms and conditions? Thanks.
  2. Wotton

    Wotton Lead commenter

    In our LA TA's are paid pro rata and although they are paid in the holidays it is because their salary is paid monthly and not because they are "paid " for the holidays.We are not allowed holidays in term time though ultimately this would be down to the governors and maybe granted under exceptional circumstances.
  3. Are you considering asking your TAs to work in the school holidays?
    If they are contracted to work 195 days of the year wouldn't you be breaking their terms and conditions by adding extra working days? I would think that consulting one of the TA unions (Unison etc) would be a good idea before embarking on any changes.
    On the face of it the TAs in your local authority are very lucky to have a 52 hour contract. Most TAs are instead paid pro rata.
  4. The Governors are. They are considering asking them to either take the 6 weeks holiday or reduce to a 39/40 week contract. They believe that as they are only contracted to work 195 days and that the holiday pay for the whole school holidays is historical, unusual and economically unsustainable. Unison have been contacted and it appears that terms and conditions are not being broken!?
    Thank you for your replies.

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