Do teachers get paid over the holidays?

(30 Posts)
Frenchvanilla Sat 13-Jul-13 14:48:35

I know they don't in the US, but what about over here?

Oubliette0292 Sat 13-Jul-13 14:50:34

Teachers do, but teaching assistants don't.

Chigley1 Sat 13-Jul-13 14:50:46

Teachers get a yearly salary divided into 12 monthly payments, so yes they get paid during the holidays.

mycatoscar Sat 13-Jul-13 14:51:26

Our salary is based on getting paid term time only but our actual pay is split into 12 equal amounts so we get paid each month throughout the year.

mycatoscar Sat 13-Jul-13 14:52:38

TAs get the same pay arrangement as teachers in my lea.

Beveridge Sat 13-Jul-13 14:53:41

Yes. Unless perhaps you have just finished a temporary contract, but even then you will have built up some holiday entitlement.

soapboxqueen Sat 13-Jul-13 15:28:15

we get paid in the holidays but not for the holidays iyswim.

We are only paid for the days worked during term time but that pay is spread out over the year so that there is a monthly income.

ravenAK Sun 14-Jul-13 01:32:30

We get paid for 1265 hours over 195 days (ie. term time + INSET days) but in 12 chunks, one per calendar month.

Supply teachers get their annual salary/195 for each day worked.

heggiehog Sun 14-Jul-13 18:38:57

TAs get the same pay arrangement as teachers here too.

Teachers aren't paid for the holidays but they do receive money during them as pay from the others months of the year are split into 12 equal payments.

knitknack Mon 15-Jul-13 20:25:31

No, we're not paid FOR the holidays but our pay is divided into 12 chunks and paid monthly. We're one of the only jobs WITHOUT paid holiday entitlement!!

soapboxqueen Mon 15-Jul-13 23:45:27

We have the same holiday entitlement as anyone else. It's just that when the law was applied to teaching it didn't change anything. It was a paper exercise only.

knitknack Tue 16-Jul-13 18:33:17

Are you sure about this? Only our union rep explained it to us the other day as we're currently looking at the teacher's pay and conditions document? Can you recommend anywhere online lays our holiday entitlement out for us to read (in simple terms!!)? smile

BoundandRebound Tue 16-Jul-13 19:09:47

Holiday allowance is accounted for within the pay grade so you'll be at something like 86% of what you'd make if you worked full time though the year with 20 - 25 days off.

BoundandRebound Tue 16-Jul-13 19:12:54

Not meaning you earn pro rata of course

knitknack Tue 16-Jul-13 19:47:45

Ah, thank you! That IS clear! smile

sashh Sun 28-Jul-13 03:05:36

I'm on a temporary contract through an agency. I get paid per hour and a % of that is holiday pay.

Charpop1000 Thu 23-Oct-14 15:01:26

If teachers are on a yearly salary divided into 12 equal payments then how can I, on a fixed-term contract covering a maternity leave, not be paid for the summer holiday when the teacher I'm covering returns (potentially 2 days or so before the summer break!)? I will have worked the full year of teaching but will not receive my pay entitlement if my pay has been split into 12 equal months and I only get 10 of them!?

Bumpandbaby2014 Thu 23-Oct-14 18:14:43

Teachers officially get paid the statutory minimum for holidays. I think that's 5.6 weeks or very similar. So a maternity cover would generally mean that you've had the statutory minimum (pro rata to the months you have worked) holidays already before the dinner hols.

Bumpandbaby2014 Thu 23-Oct-14 18:17:50

It also means that the teacher on mat leave doesn't accrue annual leave like people in other jobs do. Usually people can choose to tag annual leave onto the start and/or end of mat leave but teachers cannot because there are enough school holiday weeks in the previous and upcoming holiday years to cover 2x those 5.6 stat min weeks.

ACheesePuff Thu 23-Oct-14 18:21:39

I don't get this. Teachers are paid a yearly salary aren't they, they are not paid by the hour, or week? So how can anyone say they are paid a statutary minimum for the holidays?

Bumpandbaby2014 Thu 23-Oct-14 18:52:52

Teachers are paid for 195 days work plus stat min holiday. I think that's 5.6 weeks. Then this is divided by 12 to give a monthly salary. I promise this is the truth.

Bumpandbaby2014 Thu 23-Oct-14 18:53:43

And it means all the other holiday weeks are unpaid.

Therealyellowwiggle Thu 23-Oct-14 18:57:15

I have accrued holidays during ML. (Scotland).

CindyLou Thu 23-Oct-14 19:04:22

Interesting.
I work supply.
DH has been trying to get me to go full time in a teaching job as he says I am missing out on holiday pay, as obviously have no work in the school hols.
The agency daily rate includes 'holiday pay' and I assumed this was just the bank hols that any agency worker in any field would get .
But perhaps includes the 5.6 weeks..? If so, I have an argument to counteract DH.
Need to investigate.....

Bumpandbaby2014 Fri 24-Oct-14 02:41:59

Cindy - yes it should include pro rata holiday pay. I know that teachers we have on direct supply (non-agency) at my school are paid 1/195 of the FTE salary for a day's supply work.

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