I am a caseworker for Surrey Division and I spent last year working as a supply teacher, following many years of full time teaching.
Our division want to start a Surrey Supply teacher group, having termly meetings in a convenient venue. We want to allow Surrey supply teachers to have their say about the major challenges affecting all supply teachers.
* Thirty years ago there were 170 local authority supply teaching pools all with Teachers’ Pay and Conditions and Teachers’ Pension Scheme payments.
* 2014 – there are over 480 private supply teaching agencies ,most of them competing in a race to the bottom to under pay teachers. None of them enrol teachers into the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.
* 46,000 teachers work for private supply teaching agencies: 62,000 teachers employed by private and independent schools (including nearly all the staff at Eton) are allowed into the state funded Teachers’ Pension Scheme
* Private Supply Teaching agencies provide very few opportunities for training. None of them pay teachers for training.
* One of the last local authority teaching supply agencies is run by Sefton Council. Teachers receive 90 – 95% of the money spent by schools on supply teaching costs. It is run by one manager and two part-time staff.
* Private Supply Teaching agencies take anywhere between one half and a third of money spent by schools on supply teachers.
* The Chief Executive of Capita was paid £2.2 million last year.
* The Chief Executive of Hayes was paid £199,000 in pension contributions last year.
* Teaching Personnel made £7.5 million in profits on an income of £50 million – a 28% rise in profits.
* The minimum rate for Newly Qualified Teachers should be £111 per day and from £120 to £190 per day for experienced teachers.
* Classes are overseen by Teaching Assistants and Cover Supervisors. We want a return to a qualified teacher in every classroom.
Please reply to my email email@example.com-I would love to hear your individual views on the above and your own circumstances. I can then arrange a meeting place and we can get together.
P.S. NUT SUPPLY TEACHERS MEETING : Saturday 13th December: Birmingham.
Midlands NUT Office has been booked. 11.00-2.00 p.m. If you’re interested in attending, would you please let Marilyn know on “firstname.lastname@example.org” ?
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