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ionising · 13/10/2018 14:11

I live in a North Eastern market town. A few years ago I was a TA only level 3 so not a HLTA. I earnt 23k PA. level 2 salary was around 21k and Level 1 around 18k.

My friend down south says she earnt 12k as a TA. Really?

I thought it was meant to be grim up North.

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Namechanger55555 · 13/10/2018 14:14

23k is incredibly high for a TA. How many years have you been a TA?
12k sounds much more normal here (South East here)

FormerlyFrikadela01 · 13/10/2018 14:16

Surely that's more than a teachers starting salary?

I've seen TA posts advertised around here for around 12k. I live in west Yorkshire.

ionising · 13/10/2018 14:17

I am a teacher now but all adverts on my town are of the same salary.

Sometimes I wish I had stayed a TA so much less hassle than teaching but that’s another thread.

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hungryhippie · 13/10/2018 14:17

The 23 grand is pro rata. It isnt taking into account the school holidays

Everyoneiswingingit · 13/10/2018 14:20

£8.96 an hour, East Midlands level 2. 38 weeks per year.

theworldistoosmall · 13/10/2018 14:21

Depends on the school as well.
Here the salary ranges from 14k - 21k depending on if the school is mainstream or SEN. And even then the higher end is usually advertised as pro rata.

tissuesosoft · 13/10/2018 14:22

£9-13k in West London for secondary TAs.

Fashionista101 · 13/10/2018 14:23

9-13! Is that even minimum wage?

ionising · 13/10/2018 14:24

No it isn't pro rata.

I made a few more pounds going from an TA to an NQT the HLTA was on 25k so was on more than me as a teacher. That irked me as it was a hard year.

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hungryhippie · 13/10/2018 14:25

9-13! Is that even minimum wage?

Per hour it will be. Its a part time job.

Everyoneiswingingit · 13/10/2018 14:25

Where is this place OP?????

Watsername · 13/10/2018 14:27

£13k primary TA in the home counties. I have a Masters Degree, but not sure what level TA I am paid at (I suspect 1). That's my actual salary for 32 hrs a week, 38 weeks a year. I think the job advert would say more like £17k pa, but it's pro rated.

ionising · 13/10/2018 14:27

37 hours per week

Term Time plus one week

Grade M SCP 25 - 29

£20,742 to £23,757 per annum

There is one just come up. I have a lot of TA friends. I worked as one for 4 years. My oh still is a TA.
It is not pro rata.

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Everyoneiswingingit · 13/10/2018 14:28
HolyMountain · 13/10/2018 14:28

I’m on a 31 hour contract and on a salary of £14,238 according to my pay slips. I take home just over a £1000 per month once the tax, ni and pension contribution is taken off.

Yes the money is atrocious but I do like e 13 weeks off a year.

Penguinsetpandas · 13/10/2018 14:29

Its only around £10k here once you've accounted for school holidays off etc and school hours.

Everyoneiswingingit · 13/10/2018 14:31

25 hrs per week, 38 weeks pa.Take home £760pm after NI and pension.

MaintainTheMolehill · 13/10/2018 14:31

12k here in Scotland. DH has had 3 hospital visits this year after being attacked by the kids, takes classes at times and runs his own lunch time club (ASN high school). The wage is an insult to the work they do.

ionising · 13/10/2018 14:32

Really shocked at how low it is down south.

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Everyoneiswingingit · 13/10/2018 14:33

Our school is only open 6.5 hrs so only 27.5 hrs pay available after lunch break taken off.

Icequeen01 · 13/10/2018 14:35

I work in a special school and our TA salary range is £12,000 - £14,000. Our children are probably the most challenging you will ever come across and I am constantly amazed by our fantastic TA's who do it for such little pay.

Everyoneiswingingit · 13/10/2018 14:36

Really shocked how high it is up north!! Wonder why it's so high(what it should be for what we do!)


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Penguinsetpandas · 13/10/2018 14:36

The adverts that go out for ours seem to be a max of 25 hours at between £8.50 and £10 an hour.

SilverHairedCat · 13/10/2018 14:36

My very dear friend is a TA at a SEN school. She is bitten, kicked or punched every single day. Her wages are shocking. She takes home less than £1k a month.

I think parents should be up in arms about how poorly paid teaching assistants are.

Danglingmod · 13/10/2018 14:37

TAs are paid at SCP 13 round here about £8.50 an hr/£13k a year. Midlands.

I actually can’t believe you can be paid £23k as a TA! (I’m not calling you a liar - I’m flabbergasted.

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