Hi,I know I will need to contact HR about this,but thought id ask u too! Im a sec school teacher on mps 5 with a tlr (which was stripped last yr but pay protected for 2 more thats why Im counting it for now!) my net monthly is approx 2000... I am hoping to go bk either 3 or 4 days a wk n wondered how it would wrk with pay,is it as simple as taking off 1 or 2 5ths or would it be more because of paying less tax??? Also,do u think I would be likey to lose my tlr?
Also if anyone has any advice on anything to do with this topic thatd be fab!
Not due till Jan,but want to have a good think! Thankyou x x x
Its really good being a part time teacher. My life has changed completely. I was working ft from when my son was 5 months and I have just dropped to pt since September and it is much better. I really enjoy being at school and I really enjoy being at home. Its been like night and day with how much more I like it.
I work 0.6 and my salary went down by the same proportion. But because I dropped a tax band it wasn't so bad. And in fact my daily rate for the three days is more than before. Its just I do less days.
To supplement my income easily I do a paid duty for the three days I am in school and do exam marking for three weeks. So that adds an extra £4500 per year.
Are you in a union? They are great about going through all that stuff with you I ring mine all the time . I work pt, I'm head of dept but only me and a technician in my subject area so no TLR or dept head time or pay for it. I find working pt hard personally as it's very hard to do the proportion of your hours you should do, I find I do more equivalently for my pay than FT teachers, and I avoid everything extra work wise I can! I go in on my days off for parents evenings (although I'm private so state sector may be different) etc etc. I just get paid the equivalent of FT pay based on how many lessons I'm in for.
I work about 2 days a week and get around £11000 for that, although I do work alot more than 2 days in practical terms of course.
FWIW a little gem - BIL is a HT. He told DH that he loves employing PT workers when compared for FT as he gets more from them for the money he pays them <sigh> . I feel in my job like this is definitely right.