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FAQs

1 A full time teacher in my school has offered to run a photography programme after school, one day per week. This will involve 12 sessions at one and a half hours per week. Should I offer her the same rate of pay as the artist in residence (approved by the Creative Youth Partnership at ELB)?

No. This person should be engaged as Extended Schools Leader or Extended Schools Assistant, whichever is appropriate.

2 A teacher and a classroom assistant have offered to take a gardening club and a chess club, after school, respectively. Do I offer them the same rate of pay?

Yes. They should be engaged as Extended Schools Leader or Extended Schools Assistant, whichever is appropriate.

3 The canteen supervisor, who normally works lunchtimes only, has expressed an interest in supervising the extended schools breakfast club. Can I offer her the post?

It is recommended such a post be trawled amongst the appropriate staff in the first instance.

4 A voluntary organisation could provide the sort of physical activity programme the school has recognised a need for. Can I go ahead and employ them if their quotation is reasonable and offers value for money?

Yes. The school should take steps to ensure the required criminal background checks have been undertaken and that those employed are suitably qualified to deliver the programme.

5 My caretaker will have to stay late on Wednesday (9.00PM). What rate of pay is he entitled to?

This is an extension to his/her normal job therefore they should be paid their own rate of pay with any relevant enhancements for overtime/unsocial hours.

6 An employee from a voluntary organisation will be tutoring P7 pupils in cycling. He has been vetted by that organisation. Do I also have to go through the vetting procedures before employing him?

Yes. All staff in a regulated position whose normal duties include work in an educational establishment either in a paid or voluntary capacity should be subject to a criminal background check by the relevant board irrespective of any checks undertaken by other organisations.
Schools must ensure DE circulars 2006/06, 2006/07 and 2006/08 are adhered to.

7 A graphic artist will be working with Year 12 boys. He is self-employed, having had his own company for 6 years. How do I employ him?

Schools should seek a written quotation for the services prior to employment. Schools should then be satisfied as to the reasonableness of the quotation and whether it represents best value. Schools are also advised to take up references or contact another school who have previously used the organisation to establish suitability. The organisation should then submit an invoice for payment to the finance department of the relevant board.

8 A local parent is proficient in calligraphy and has offered to run a 10 week programme for Year 10 pupils. Can I employ her and on what rate of pay?

Yes. This person should be engaged as Extended Schools Leader or Extended Schools Assistant, whichever is appropriate.

9 I am a principal of a small, rural three teacher school. I intend to take boys for football after school 1 day per week for 18 weeks. Can I claim payment for this?

Yes. This person should be engaged as Extended Schools Leader or Extended Schools Assistant, whichever is appropriate.

10 A classroom assistant provides guitar classes for 1 hour at lunchtime. Clarinet tuition for a few children is provided by the ELB music service. The latter cost of 22 per hour. Can I pay the classroom assistant the same rate of pay?

No. This person should be engaged as Extended Schools Leader or Extended Schools Assistant, whichever is appropriate.

11 A classroom assistant could run a dance class after school. Is this permissible?

Yes. This person should be engaged as Extended Schools Leader or Extended Schools Assistant, whichever is appropriate.

12 What is the recommended rate of pay to be used for- teachers, non-teaching staff, outside personnel?

Please refer to "Human Resources Guidance for Engagement of Staff Under the Extended Schools Programme".

13 What forms need to be completed by schools in order to have payments processed by the board?

Please refer to "Human Resources Guidance for Engagement of Staff Under the Extended Schools Programme".

14 Who has responsibility for outside agencies coming into schools- ie: who is the employer-the schools, the Board?

Staff belonging to independent organisations are employees of that organisation.

15 Can you tell me what all the board abbreviations are?

BELBBelfast Education and Library Board
CCMSCatholic Council for Maintained Schools
CYPPChildren and Young People's Package
DCALDepartment of Culture, Arts and Leisure
DELDepartment of Employment and Learning
DENIDepartment of Education (Northern Ireland)
DHSSDepartment of Health and Social Services
DSDDepartment of Social Development
ELBEducation and Library Board (or Board)
ELB Co.Education and Library Board Co-ordinator
EWOEducation Welfare Officer
IMSCIrish Medium Schools' Council
NEELBNorth Eastern Education and Library Board
NICIENorthern Ireland Council for Integrated Education
NRANeighbourhood Renewal Area
OFMDFMOffice of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister
SEELBSouthern Education and Library Board
SELBSouthern Education and Library Board
RTURegional Training Unit
WELBWestern Education and Library Board

 

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