Supply teachers, get ready for schools only calling you for 3 days instead of 5 in future.

Posted by Scottish Supply Teachers on September 3, 2013 at 6:10 AM

"The new agreement will see “short-term supply” redefined, meaning teachers will be paid the full rate after three days, rather than the previous five. Teachers receiving the lower rate will also be paid 10 per cent extra for preparation and correction."

"Lack of teachers cancels Edinburgh school classes"

also in Heralds.

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Reply james cormack
4:49 PM on September 4, 2013 
I have been phoned, texted and e-mailed every day since the beginning of term. However they are offering me non-stop work
in a subject that is not my own. There's something strange going on here. I've never been able to get work so consistently this early in term, so much so that I think I'll take a break in the canaries at October on the strength of this.
Reply sofargoner
10:31 AM on September 3, 2013 
Its obviously got worse; I've been rung every day in the last week (that didn't take long!) and I am reiterating that I will not come to work unless I am given some kind of contract. Or I will decline single days and do two weeks full time a month. I'm just not working for half-pay. (I work 0.5 by choice). One SMT member rang me to say "if you come we guarantee there will be other work on other days" but then admitted the thing I was being rung for was just two days. I said I could come if I was paid my proper pay (I am an experienced Higher marker and they wanted Higher classes covered specifically)

I am looking at applying for a training job for a charity now with a view to leaving teaching entirely. And I am only one of two teachers in my subject in three local authority areas. When will they restore this pay? COSLA and Union officials who might get to read this - please act!