Teachers are short-changed
Monday 25th February 2013, 5:00PM GMT.
DOZENS of supply teachers have been thrust into financial hardship following problems with a new computer payment system, it has been claimed.
The Education Department recently brought in a new system for monitoring and approving supply teachers’ appointments and payments.
A department spokeswoman said a ‘handful of cases’ had reported problems and staff were putting it right
But NASUWT secretary Caroline Bowker, pictured, said the problem was much further reaching and she has had dozens of supply teachers contacting her.
‘It is a very big handful,’ she said. ‘I have had some teachers concerned they have been unpaid, and some have been considerably underpaid.’