EU EXIT

As you will be aware, the UK left the EU on 31 December 2020.  We are now in what is known as the grace period and this is due to end on 30 JUNE 2021. Please read the following information carefully.

Lateral Flow Device (LFT) Programme for Substitute teachers in schools

As substitute teachers move from school to school, please ensure any substitute teacher working in your school/setting is offered the opportunity to participate in the LFD testing programme. Their details, including consent confirmation, may be added manually onto the LFD excel spreadsheet provided to all schools.

Covid-19 Income Support Scheme for Substitute Teachers

The purpose of the scheme is to provide financial support to substitute teachers who no longer have access to work as a substitute teacher as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

The purpose of the scheme is to provide financial support to substitute teachers who no longer have access to work as a substitute teacher as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

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Do you work for us and live in the Republic of Ireland and are an EEA/ Swiss National (not British or Irish)?

You will need to apply for a Frontier Worker Permit. The application process is NOW OPEN.

Applications will be free. From 1 July 2021, you’ll need to hold a valid Frontier Worker Permit to continue working in the UK.  

DE Teachers Pay Team

Payment for all approved periods of substitute teaching is made on a monthly basis by DE Teachers Pay Team

Voluntary Grammar schools submit monthly returns to the Department of Education’s Teachers Pensions Team detailing employee and employer scheme contributions as well as service details for all substitute teachers.  Substitute teachers working in a Voluntary Grammar school are paid directly by the school and not the DE Teachers Pay Team. 

It is important that all day/hours worked by substitute teachers are signed off by schools on the NISTR system to ensure payment of salary.  Booking alone does not ensure that a temporary teachers' salary payment is processed.  Work signed off after a payroll deadline will be processed on the next available pay date. 

TR23 Form

If you have not worked as a teacher in the last calendar year or your teaching contract has changed you must complete a TR23 form to ensure you receive payment of salary. 

Contact details

Teachers' Pay and Pensions Team
Waterside House
75 Duke Street
Gobnascale
Londonderry BT47 6FP
Telephone +0044 (0) 28 71 319000
Fax +0044 (0) 28 71 319291
email: temporarysection@education-ni.gov.uk