The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Enhancing professionalism in education since 1965

Reinstatement of the Main Scale Rate for Teacher Supply Work

Registrants who are considering supply teaching will wish to be aware that the SNCT Pay Agreement for 2017-18, confirmed on 18 December 2017, includes an agreement that the rate of pay for short-term supply teachers is restored to the individual’s appropriate point on the main grade scale, with effect from 1 January 2018. This means that all supply teachers will be paid the appropriate point on the main grade scale, regardless of the duration of the cover.

Full details of the pay agreement can be found on the SNCT website:

This information may impact upon your future decision with regards to returning to teaching or engaging in long-term and short-term supply work. GTCS hopes that you find this update useful.


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