Agency Worker Regulations



Moore Teachers is fully committed to complying with the Agency Worker Regulations which came into force in October 2011.  These regulations give basic rights to agency workers from day 1 of an assignment and then additional rights after week 12.


I provide a succinct overview of these rights below:




From the first day of an assignment in a school, agency workers will have the same rights as permanent staff members for:


  • Access to collective facilities and amenities that are available to permanent staff doing the same or similar job in the school.
  • Access to information regarding school vacancies




After an agency supply teacher or support staff has completed a 12 week “qualifying” period in the same school in the same role, they will be entitled to the same basic terms and conditions as if they had been employed directly by the school.


It does not matter if the agency worker works one day or five days a week, the 12 week qualifying period starts from day one of the first week. School holidays and illness do not constitute a break in service for calculating the qualifying period.


Moore Teachers will monitor supply placements and will inform you if an agency worker is approaching the 12 week qualifying period.  However, since this 12 week period includes any time the agency worker has been supplied to you by another agency we will need to send you a short form to complete to confirm any such dates.


The terms and conditions that will relate directly to schools are:


  • Paid time off for ante natal appointments: Moore Teachers will meet any additional costs here and provide a replacement worker should you require one.
  • Statutory Sick Pay: Moore Teachers will deal with any entitlements at no cost to schools
  • Equal Pay: After 12 weeks all agency workers will be entitled to a pay rate which is equivalent to that which a school would pay the worker if directly employed by them.


For a fuller explanation of AWR click on the link here AWR Information for Schools


Alternatively, you can contact our office for further information

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