Equated pay guidance

Part-year, or equated pay, employees have working and non-working periods.  

They usually work in schools but can work in service and director areas for several weeks of the year. This is often within school opening periods. 

Their leave entitlement increases their number of working weeks, to result in a number of paid weeks.   

These employees do not take leave during their working weeks. They will take their annual leave during the weeks they are not working. For example, during school closure periods.  

Where there is a change in leave entitlement, this will not affect the days an employee works. It will, however, change their paid weeks which will affect their monthly pay.   

They will receive their equated pay in twelve equal monthly instalments. 

Calculations for paid weeks

Working weeks multiplied by five days equals total days.

For example, 38 weeks multiplied by five days equals 190 days. 

Total days divided by days worked for full-year staff, multiplied by 52 weeks is equal to paid weeks.  

The days worked for full-year staff is 365 days minus weekends (104 days), eight Bank Holidays and full-time leave entitlement.  

For example, based on 24 days' leave equals 229 days: (190 days divided by 229 days) multiplied by 52 equals 43.14 paid weeks. 

You can calculate your salary 

Full-time salary x (paid weeks divided by 52) = equated salary. 

For example, based on a grade 3 point 9 salary of £16,970, as at 1 January 2015: £16,970 x (43.14 divided by 52) = £14,078.57. 

Part-time hours' calculation 

Full-time salary multiplied by part-time hours divided by full-time hours multiplied by paid weeks divided by 52, which equals equated part-time salary. 

For example, based on 15 hours: £16,970 x (15 hours divided by 37 hours) x (43.14 divided by 52) = £5,707.53.