Frequently Asked Questions for Supply Teachers registering with an agency

We understand that our teachers and teaching support staff will have lots of questions when looking to register with a supply agency and even whilst working for us. Therefore, we thought it might be useful to list some of the questions asked most frequently by our candidates over the years. If your query is not answered below, or you would like any further information, please contact us and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.

1. How do I register?

To register with justteachers simply call your local branch and one of our consultants will take you through our registration process.

2. What type of work do you offer supply teachers?

We have a wide variety of work available both for qualified teachers and for support staff. Whether you are looking for one day a week supply work or a full-time permanent position, we can help. Justteachers focus on finding work to best suit your needs and requirements.

3. When can I contact justteachers?

Our office hours are from 7.00am until 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays and over the Christmas period. However, for urgent enquiries our on-call service is available between 6.00am and 10.00pm, throughout the year.

Contact information for all of our branches can be found here.

4. When will I be offered work?

Once you have completed the registration process and we have all of your documents on file, your dedicated consultant will contact you when they have a position that may be of interest to you. This can include advanced bookings or early morning calls (from 7am), depending on your availability and work preferences.

5. How much salary/ what daily pay rate will I be paid as a supply teacher?

Rates of pay for teachers and support staff are based on experience and qualifications.

Your consultant will discuss the pay rate for the role when offering each individual assignment.

6. Do I need to complete a time sheet?

No, justteachers manage all your bookings on your behalf. Every Friday we will send a booking confirmation directly across to the school(s) you have completed assignments at and ask them to confirm your attendance.

7. When will I be paid as a supply teacher?

All of our teaching and support staff are paid on a weekly basis.

All monies owed will be paid into your account every Friday, following the week in which the assignment was completed.

8. Where do I access my pay slips?

You can access all your pay slips on the Eezytime pay portal.

https://eezytime.co.uk/meritportal/

9. How do I reset my Eezytime password?

  • Type the following web address into your browser – https://eezytime.co.uk/meritportal/
  • Click on ‘Forgotten Username OR Password – click here’ to set up a new password
  • Choose password, then it will ask you for your username: surname and your email address
  • Verify you are not a robot

Please make sure the new password that you create, has the following criteria:

  • Minimum of 8 characters

Must have at least:

  • 2 Uppercase
  • 2 Lowercase
  • 2 Numeric
  • 2 Special characters e.g. $&

For example: Ju5tt34ch3rS!*

10. Do you offer a Guaranteed pay Scheme for supply teachers?

In some circumstances we are able to offer a Guaranteed Pay Scheme (GPS).  Contact your local branch to discuss the criteria.

11. Can I be paid through an umbrella company?

With justteachers you can be paid through our PAYE scheme (Pay as You Earn) or through an approved umbrella company. It’s completely your choice!

12. Do I get holiday pay as a supply teacher?

Each agency worker is entitled to 28 days paid leave per leave year. Holiday pay is calculated into and paid with your daily rate. The daily paid annual leave entitlement will be shown on all your booking confirmations and pay slips.

13. Do I need a DBS?

It is a mandatory requirement for all of our candidates working in education and with children to hold an enhanced DBS certificate, registered on the online update service, or be willing to apply for an enhanced DBS.

14. How do I pay for a DBS?

The cost of the DBS application is £45. The payment details to allow for on line payment are:

Just Teachers – Sales Ledger Receipts

Account No – 14020268

Sort Code – 30-80-12

Please include your forename and surname as a reference.

15. How do I register with the DBS update service?

You will be able to join the Update Service online at www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service
Subscribing online is quick and simple. Please use your 12-digit disclosure number, name, date of birth and address and pay the subscription fee securely from your account. For more information on the DBS Update Service please see the www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service:applicant guide

16. Will I be enrolled into a pension?

If you are a justteachers’ PAYE employee, automatic enrolment will depend on your age and earnings and if you are deemed to be an ‘Eligible Jobholder’, which is anyone:

  • Aged at least 22 but under state pension age
  • Working or ordinarily working in the UK
  • Earning more than £10,000 salary per annum (£192 per week)

If you’re automatically enrolled you’ll receive employer contributions on top of your own. If you don’t meet the criteria you can still join and you may still be eligible for employer contributions. There is more information about who qualifies at Nest .

17. What is AWR?

The Agency Workers Regulations (AWR)  came into effect on the 1st October 2011. It protects temporary workers hired through an agency, or those working through an umbrella company.

In brief, the AWR legislation ensures that any temporary worker who is working for a company after 12 weeks in the same job role, will have the same working conditions to that of a permanent employee in the same job. This means that temporary workers will benefit from a whole host of employee benefits from their employers.

As a result, temporary workers after 12 weeks in the same role must be treated to the same terms and conditions relating to pay as a permanent member of staff.

However, the following are excluded from AWR:

  • Sick pay
  • Loyalty bonuses
  • Pensions
  • Maternity pay
  • Redundancy payments

You can find more information about AWR here.

If any of your questions about registering as a supply teacher have not been answered in this blog, please contact your local branch by visiting https://www.justteachers.co.uk/contact/