Temporary Teachers & Holiday Pay

Fixed-Term Temporary Teachers

In respect of fixed-term temporary teachers the following will apply:
Teachers who commence employment during the period 1st September to the first working day of November and remain in employment on a fixed term contract for the full school year shall be paid until the 31st August. Prior to this whole time fixed-term teachers had to take up an appointment on or before the 1st working day in October in order to be paid until 31st August.

A fixed term teacher who commences employment after the first working day in November and continues in a fixed term capacity until 30th June will not get paid for the summer vacation unless s/he secures a further fixed term (temporary) teaching post or a permanent post from the first working day of the following school year (normally 1st September). The retrospective holiday pay entitlement will then be calculated as follows:

If the teacher took up the fixed term (temporary) post after the first working day in November but prior to 1st April and continues in employment as a fixed term (temporary) teacher until 30th June then to receive retrospective holiday pay for the summer period (which would not be payable until the new school year), the teacher must have secured a contract for the entire new school year or a contract that will not expire any earlier than one year after the start date of the original fixed term contract.

If the teacher took up a fixed term (temporary) post after 1st April and continues in employment as a fixed term (temporary) teacher until 30th June then retrospective payment of holiday pay for the summer period will be made one year on from the start date of the initial contract provided the teacher has served in either a fixed term (temporary) post or permanent post for the entire 12 months period.

Fixed Term Temporary Part Time Teachers

Part-time teachers who are employed for the full school year to provide teaching for a number of hours during each week should be offered a pro-rata contract.

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