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Part-Time Teachers

The arrangements relating to the employment and remuneration of part-time teachers have been agreed with the Teachers' Salaries and Conditions of Service Negotiating Committee.

Remuneration Conditions of Appointment
Summary of Conditions Procedure

REMUNERATION

All qualified, part-time teachers shall be remunerated for each hour worked at a rate based on the annual rate of salary that would be appropriate if they were employed in a full-time capacity as follows: -

(a) If employed for a period of less than 12 months at an hourly rate determined by dividing the annual rate of salary by 1265;
(b) If employed for a continuous period of 12 months or more in such other circumstances as the Department of Education may determine, at a monthly rate determined by dividing the annual rate of salary by 32.4 and multiplying by the contracted hours per week and dividing by 12;
(c)

If unqualified, at a fixed hourly rate to be determined in the Teachers' Salaries Determinations.

CONDITIONS OF APPOINTMENT

Each employer will determine the number of hours a part-time teacher is to be employed and the length of contract (e.g.) 12 months or less). In determining the ration of class contact and directed time, employers should use the rate of 1 additional hour of directed time for every 3 hours spent teaching children in a formal situation. Employers may aggregate non-teaching time to enable all part-time teachers to take part in staff meetings, parents' meetings, in-service training or other such activities as the employer may determine to include within the directed time.

A part-time teacher appointed after 1 August 1990 for a continuous period of
12 months is eligible for: -

(a) Sick leave in accordance with the Teachers' Salaries Determinations;
(b) Maternity leave in accordance with the Teachers' Occupational Maternity Scheme;
(c) Complete their probationary period in accordance with arrangements laid down by the Department of Education and the Teachers' Eligibility Regulations laid down by the Department of Education and the Teachers' Eligibility Regulations (NI) 1987;
(d) For promotion and other allowances;
(e) To have such service admitted for the purposes of the Teachers' Superannuation Regulations (NI) 1977.

Salary will be paid at monthly intervals in line with the normal payment for full time teachers.

The part-time teacher shall not be employed for more than 1265 hours in any school year (32.4 hours per week) and shall not be paid more by way of salary in respect of accumulated service than he/she would have received had he/she been employed in a full-time permanent capacity throughout the year.

Where a teacher is required to undertake additional directed time beyond that provided in his/her contract he/she will be paid on a pro-rata basis for each extra hour. The reason for the additional hours should be recorded in Section A of the Monthly School Return.

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A Summary of the Conditions is below for easy reference.

  Part-time teachers appointed for a period of less than 12 months Part-time teachers appointed for a period of 12 months or more
Contract of Employment
(at Employer's discretion)
Daily Basis Annual basis
Note: A teacher who is appointed to replace a teacher who had a 12 month contract shall be regarded as continuing that contract
Salary Placing
Shall be placed on the main teachers' salary scale having regard to qualifications and/or experience as though appointed in a full-time capacity Shall be placed on the main teachers' salary scale having regard to qualifications and/or relevant experience as though appointed in a full-time capacity
Payment of Salary
A qualified teacher shall be remunerated at 1/1265th of annual salary for each hour. An unqualified teacher shall be remunerated at the appropriate fixed hourly rate Shall be remunerated at a monthly rate calculated by dividing the annual full-time salary rate by 32.4, multiplying by contract hours per week and dividing by 12
Incremental Progression
An increment on the teachers' main salary scale shall be awarded on completion of the equivalent of 12 months full-time service, unless paid on a fixed hourly rate An increment on the teachers' main salary scale shall be awarded on completion of the equivalent of 12 months full-time service
Promotion Allowances
At the discretion of the employer At the discretion of the employer
Vacations
Unpaid Unpaid
Exceptional Closing
Paid Paid
Absences owing to illness
Unpaid Paid in accordance with the illness or other Teachers' Salaries (NI) Regulations 1987 - amended to include such part-time teachers
Maternity Leave
Unpaid Paid in accordance with the Teachers' Salaries (Maternity Absence) Regulations (NI) 1987 amended to include such part-time teachers
Probation
With effect from 1 August 1990 the probationary period may be completed even whilst serving in a part-time capacity With effect from 1 August 1990 the probationary period may be completed even whilst serving in a part-time capacity
Directed Time
A part-time teacher shall undertake directed time at a ration of 1 hour for every 3 hours class contact time With effect from 1 August 1990 the probationary period may be completed even whilst serving in a part-time capacity
Additional Class Contact Hours
At the discretion of the employer At the discretion of the employer
Superannuation
Not admissible All service shall be admissible for purposes of the Teachers' Superannuation Regulations (NI) 1987

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PROCEDURE

The Employing Authority shall complete form TR142 for each part-time teacher appointed except those employed on a casual, daily basis. The completed form should be attached to the Appointment Form (form TR23) and
both should be forwarded to the Department of Education, Teachers' Branch without delay.

TEACHERS EMPLOYED ON A PART-TIME BASIS IN GRANT AIDED
SCHOOLS

Summary of the Payment of Salary and Conditions of Service Effective from 1
August 1990 (to be read in conjunction with DENI Circular 1990/35).

Summary of:

• the Contract of Employment
• Salary Placing
• Payment of Salary
• Incremental Progression
• Promotions Allowances
• Vacations
• Exceptional Closings
• Absences Owing to Reasons e.g.
• Illness
• Maternity Leave
• Probation
• Directed Time
• Additional Class Contact Hours and Superannuation

Which can be obtained from DENI Circular 1990/35.

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