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?

NeedaDiscoNap Sat 25-Oct-14 11:13:08

I am also in Scotland and on mat leave - in my last pay I was paid for holidays accrued, as when my mat leave started I hadn't been paid for all the holidays in that academic year.

By the time I plan to go back, I will have accrued holidays - it works as one day for each long weekend/half week and two days for each week. I'm able to tag them onto my mat leave so I can be off for an extra month on full pay.

Bumpandbaby2014 Fri 24-Oct-14 08:54:02
Fadingmemory Fri 24-Oct-14 03:19:22
lollystick Fri 24-Oct-14 03:02:49

In regards to the post about maternity cover pay, that would depend on your contract. It may be until a certain date e.g teacher's return which may not include summer holidays. Schools now have the freedom to set their own pay/contract terms out. A mat cover post is different to an ordinary post as effectively you are only covering for the post holders absence & they have the right to return whenever they choose. X

Bumpandbaby2014 Fri 24-Oct-14 02:42:38

Wiggle - that's interesting that Scottish teachers get to accrue ML. Not the case in England.

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.

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.....

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

I have accrued holidays during ML. (Scotland).

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

And it means all the other holiday weeks are unpaid.

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.

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 18:17:50

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.

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.

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!?

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.

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

Ah, thank you! That IS clear! smile

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

Not meaning you earn pro rata of course

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.

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

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 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!!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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