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12th November 2019

How Much Do Supply Teachers Earn? | Engage Education

Supply teaching is a great way to gain some work-life balance, but it can be a daunting prospect when you are used to a reliable, full-time role.

How are supply teachers paid?

Due to the nature of supply teaching, supply teachers are paid on a daily basis. The Agency Workers Regulations (which Engage are 100% compliant with) state that after 12 weeks in post, agency workers must be paid the same as any other teacher in the school.

What are the supply teacher pay rates?

In inner London, supply teachers on the main pay scale can expect to be paid between £164.91 and £261.21 per day. In England, the daily rate is between £131.87 and £213.36 per day. For up-to-date pay scale information, you can visit the NEU website’s ‘Daily Pay Rate’ tables.

Can supply teachers work securely?

At Engage, we offer our best supply teachers Secure Guaranteed Pay (SGP) contracts. Working as a SGP supply teacher is a different way to work, giving you the chance to teach in a variety of schools and have financial security at the same time. We pay you a guaranteed amount each week – whether you work or not!

At Engage, we have a network of over 3,000 partner schools who have a need for teachers to fill their short- and long-term supply vacancies. This network of great schools ensure that we are always in the best position to provide you with reliable and satisfying supply work.

What’s the difference between long and short-term supply teachers?

One of the biggest differences between short-term and long-term supply teachers is that long-term supply teachers can work consistently over months or entire school terms. This means that a long-term supply teacher will gain more experience in that particular school and this can lead to taking on more responsibilities and earning more.

Can supply teachers access the Teachers’ Pension scheme?

The Teachers’ Pension scheme is only available to teachers who work directly with the school — this includes direct supply teachers. Supply teachers employed through an agency are not eligible for Teachers’ Pension, but they get a Workplace Pension through their agency.

Teachers come first with Engage

At Engage, we make sure that all teachers are paid in line with national scales, and we will negotiate on your behalf with any school you are placed with to ensure you receive the daily rate you deserve. To join an agency that understands your value, register with Engage.

Once you’ve registered, you’ll hear from your own personal Engage consultant, who will work with you to create your own personalised career plan that suits your skills and goals.

Speak to Education Support

If you find you’re struggling during the holidays, our partners at the Education Support Partnership are on hand throughout the holidays to assist. From short-term financial aid to counselling, advice, or just a friendly chat, the Education Support Partnership was created to help teachers when they need it. (Just call them at 08000 562 561.)

If you’re a teacher with Engage, you can benefit from the full Employee Assistance Programme, which includes up to six sessions of face-to-face telephone counselling, access to online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), financial and legal information, and more.

You can find out more on the Education Support Partnership’s website. If you’d like more information on how we support our teachers throughout their career, check out the Employee Assistance Programme and all our other benefits.

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