The NASUWT – The Teachers’ Union – and the Supply Register teaching agency have announced a new partnership in a Memorandum of Understanding to promote an ethical alternative for the employment of supply teachers.
Supply teachers play a vital role in ensuring the highest standards of education for all children and young people. However, the way in which the supply agency market has operated has often been to the detriment of schools and supply teachers. The new partnership aims to deliver a positive change for the benefit of supply teachers and schools.
The Supply Register and the NASUWT are committed to ending the cycle where supply teachers get less, schools pay more and supply agencies make excessive profits.
Information for supply teachers
How much will I be paid?
The Supply Register approach to pay would see supply teachers guaranteed pay of no less than 80% via their chosen agency panel, 90% for day-to-day assignments via the Supply Register and 100% for medium to long-term assignments via the Supply Register. The daily rates above are based on the current supply teacher daily rates published annually by the NASUWT.
Supply teachers can also expect to access pay progression up to Upper Pay Scale 1 (UPS1) within six years of working with the Supply Register.
Access to a pension
Whilst recognising the current arrangements which exclude supply teachers working through agencies from paying into the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS), the Supply Register and the NASUWT are committed to working together to secure access to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.
The Supply Register will develop free continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities for all supply teachers working through the Supply Register.
The Memorandum of Understanding - Information for Teachers on the right/below contains further details of the key benefits for supply teachers.
To register your interest, visit the Supply Register website.
Information for school leaders
The typical charge to schools is £55 per day by an agency. The cost to a school using the Supply Register will be just £12 per day per booking.
At the same time, supply teachers employed through the Supply Register are guaranteed to be paid an agreed national daily rate.
The Memorandum of Understanding - Information for Leaders on the right/below contains further details of the key benefits for schools and school leaders.
To register your interest and get further information, visit the Supply Register website.