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Best option re pay?

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Jellypudmum Thu 13-Mar-14 19:26:56

Have been offered two days a week teaching a primary class after Easter to July end of term)
They have offered to pay me supply rate ( not paid through hols obviously) and said this would be slightly higher than temp contract due to not paying into pension etc (not bothered about paying into pension actually as money is v tight at the mo and am hoping for a perm contract some time later in the year).
Or, I could have a temp contract and get paid through holiday?
When I asked re actual figures the school wasn't sure.
It's a deputy who is only just starting as acting head and had only spoken to somebody from LEA. I was previously a deputy head but assume I'll be back on basic pay?
Any ideas what would be the best option? I am so clueless!blush

MrsYoungSalvoMontalbano Thu 13-Mar-14 21:09:33

They should be able to give your the figures! They can't expect you to make a decision otherwise, and they will need to know what to put in your contract!

phlebasconsidered Thu 13-Mar-14 21:15:27

I was a deputy HOD before taking time off for kids (6 years) and am now back on basic pay.

I would take the supply rate if you are not paying into pension. It's better! By quite a bit!

Jellypudmum Thu 13-Mar-14 21:40:50

Phoebe would that be true if they paid me through the half term and Summer holiday?
Being cheeky but could you piss inbox me with approx figures to expect?

Have emailed the acting head to try to get more info?!

Jellypudmum Thu 13-Mar-14 21:41:24

Sorry, meant to type Phleb but autocorrect took control!!blush

Jellypudmum Thu 13-Mar-14 21:46:01

Have been covering a maternity leave and was given UPS1, but understand that was at discretion of head. Do I go back to M1 considering I went through threshold?

kritur Sun 16-Mar-14 12:59:12

If you have previously been paid on leadership scale (which I assume as a deputy head you were..) then the lowest pay they can put you on was UPS1. However the rules may have changed with the new performance related pay stuff so don't take my word for it.

phlebasconsidered Sun 16-Mar-14 15:01:52

Lots depends on the school. If they are an academy they can offer what they like. I was looking at the TES chats on pay and conditions, and it's horrifying!

I had been off for 7 years having children, so I took quite a cut to get a job. I think it's quite common. If you are no longer doing UPS stuff, then they'd be able to argue against paying you at UPS.

I would find out about holidays and so on, as if you're being paid holiday pay that would make a difference, supply won't offer you that! Lots depends on where you are too. My supply rate rurally is much less than when I was urban.

Fairyliz Sun 16-Mar-14 20:45:39

When we employ supply direct, rather than through an agency they get 1/190 of the annual salary for each day worked.

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