I have just started working part time in a primary school but desperately need more hours and was told if any other opportunities arise I'll be offered first. Today I was asked if I would now work full time until the end of term, which I agreed to. I mentioned that my contract was only for 15 hours so would I now need a new one but I was told I'll stay on the 15 hr contract and will have to claim over time for the rest of the hours. I'm guessing this is so I'm not then paid for this hours during the summer break which I really could have done with! I'll be claiming for 15 hours overtime a week, is there a limit to how often I can claim o/t and how much? Really panicking now that I've made a wrong decision and I'll end up working elsewhere all summer to earn more money
My local authority rolls up holiday pay for casual hours - you get 13% more on your hourly rate to cover the holiday allowance. Maybe see if this is what they do? I used to work as an invigilator for them. The advertised rate was £8.50/hour but we got paid £9.61/hour to cover the holiday.
Hourly paid TAs don't get paid through the holidays, their pay is just spread evenly over 12 months. Unless you are in a salaried position and get paid for 52 weeks I can't see how you would benefit from a changed contract. Maybe a few £ pension contributions but that's all. I could be wrong of course!