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1st October 2010 at 01:00

Do supply teachers get paid less?

Posted by crocodilerock

I am new to supply and wondered how the pay compares with that of teachers in full-time employment. I am covering long-term sickness, so am working full time in one school but my contract is supply. I have been told that on supply you don't get paid for holidays, is this right?

Posted by moolan

You get paid the same salary as permanent teachers, but some councils pay your holiday pay four times a year. This means you get a big wage some months but when there has been a holiday, your wages are much less. You just need to budget.

Posted by lachicarosa

I am also on long-term supply (but not permanent supply staff). Do I get paid holidays? I thought you were only paid for the days you worked and no more?

Posted by susan55

You get your salary divided by the number of annual teaching days - something like 195? You get paid for every day worked, and the holiday pay is factored in. So for months such as November and March, when there are lots of days the school is open, you get a large wage. April is grim, as is October. July no wage. I think some councils do it differently and hold back the holiday pay for these months when you might need it more.

Posted by halfajack

According to the front page of The Sunday Post, we cost up to pound;220 a day!

Posted by joyfulflute

I worked out that after all the tax and pensions and loans etc come off, I get about pound;70 a day or pound;10 per hour. Strangely my pay is much higher after a holiday, which I cannot figure out, but I am not complaining.

Posted by Flyonthewall75

The daily rate of pay for a permanent teacher is the nationally agreed salary divided by 195. So, while the salary of a permanent teacher is spread over the entire year, a temporary teacher is only paid for the days they work within term time. Of course, temporary teachers still have to budget for the remaining 170 days each year, when no teaching work is available. Therefore, the daily rate of pay for temporarysupply teachers is greater than that for permanent teachers at the same level on the national salary scale.

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