Teachers' Pay

(13 Posts)
TwllBach Mon 14-Jan-13 18:45:17

...It's ok, I am one, it's not a bashing thread grin

I wonder, though, if someone can explain the pay thing to me.

We teach from September to July, right? The wage we get is for those months, but split over 12, is that correct?

EcoLady Mon 14-Jan-13 18:48:06

Pretty much, yep. It's for our Directed Time, but paid evenly across the year.

TwllBach Mon 14-Jan-13 18:56:48

I thought as much.

My contract is up this half term, and I started in September. I've had a wage packet in September, October, November, December and will get one in January.

Come February, I will get something for working the eight days until half term - will I get any more than that?

In my head, I will. Because a teachers monthly wage split by nine is more than a teachers monthly wage split by twelve.

Does that make any sense at all? <clutches at straws>

TwllBach Mon 14-Jan-13 21:39:23

<Apologetic bump>

Lara2 Mon 14-Jan-13 22:33:30

The person who always seems to know is your Admin officer. Ask them, they'll probably be really knowledgeable. smile

TwllBach Mon 14-Jan-13 22:51:46

I know, that's what my friend said but I'm scared of her!

I will brave it first thing tomorrow morning grin

blackcoffee Tue 15-Jan-13 23:10:43

I would say you are clutching at straws there but good luck! and please update smile

TwllBach Tue 15-Jan-13 23:33:00

Ha, thanks grin

At least I might get a tax rebate come April <sigh>

Veniceredmask01 Sat 19-Jan-13 20:10:20

Unless you work a consecutive 26 weeks you will NOT get a pay rise. TRUST me you will not get a pay rise. I speak from experience.

TwllBach Sat 19-Jan-13 20:14:19

I wasn't looking for a pay rise smile I was just trying to figure out how much I will get paid the month my contract ends.

I checked with admin and they said just for the 8 days that month that I will have worked.

I am currently facing unemployment for the first time in 12 years and, quite frankly, it is fucking terrifying sad

2kidsintow Sat 19-Jan-13 20:17:40

Check whether your contract ends on the last day before the hols, or the day before school goes back. You might find you are paid for the hols.

If you are paid on a supply basis, then they work it out differently. Salary divided by 195 (number of days worked). This is how they make sure a supply teacher can earn the same as a salaried teacher (wages/12 for each month) if they work the whole year.

If you are on a short term contract, then the school can benefit because they can end your contract before the holiday and then not pay anyone for that holiday.

As far as pay rise is concerned - it looks like you've worked about 22-23 weeks. (Depending on whether you are on salaried contract or supply - not sure whether the holidays will count if you are on supply basis) so if you can secure supply in the same authority and work part of another 4 weeks or so, then you can clock up the 26 weeks pay you need.

TwllBach Sat 19-Jan-13 20:23:50

Nooooooo it definitely ends on the last day of half term, not the day before they go back.

Ah well, I've done a term of my NQT. I can go back to cleaning now, I guess <gloomy>

(I'm not normally so pessimistic, I've got a stinking cold though grin)

2kidsintow Sat 19-Jan-13 20:29:41

If they decide to work it out as the 8 days that you have worked, then you'll be paid like a supply teacher 8 lots of 1/195th of your wage. I know when I was deducted a day's pay when there was a strike it looked like a lot more of 1/30th of my months salary. There's a bit of hope there.

On the plus side, you are still NQT so nice and cheap - and you have a term and a half under your belt so have a bit of experience. Get your face into lots of local schools and put your name down for supply. I know a lot of schools go through agencies, but there are always some who prefer not to.

Good luck finding something else/.

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