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School Dinner Lady / lunchtime supervisor pay?
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Old 30-07-2009, 7:32 PM
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Default School Dinner Lady / lunchtime supervisor pay?

My wife is looking to go back to work after 6 years off looking after our 2 daughters, she will be looking to go back as a dinner lady or r (as they call it now) and then in a 2 years hopefully move on to classroom asstintant.

Anybody know what the pay is for dinner lady or lunchtime supervisor, I do beleave that you get payed for 52 weeks of the year, could somebody please confirm this.

many thanks................
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Old 30-07-2009, 7:49 PM
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Some council do adverage out the pay so you do get paid 52 weeks for a 39 week work.

Our local council pays £6.29

If you look on your local council website job page it should shows job adverts and wage. Although our local site showed most jobs at end of june for sept start.
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I work in a school, though in Admin, not as a dinner lady. I have the holidays off but i get paid the same amount over the year. So even though i haven't worked at all in August i will still get paid the same as all the other months.

Sorry i can't help with the salary though.

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Old 30-07-2009, 8:15 PM
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Just a thought if my wife works 1.5 hrs per day = 7.5 week as a dinner lady and pay is £6.25 approx per hour, will she have to pay tax & NI. ??
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I work as an after school play assistant. I get £6.30 an hour, and work 6 hours a week. I don't pay tax or NI as I don't earn above my personal allowance of £6,470.
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will this help working as a dinner lady move onto a teaching / classroom assistant in the next 12 months or so?
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Old 01-08-2009, 9:53 PM
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Im pretty sure a classroom asssitant needs formal training
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There is fierce competition for classroom assistants. In the main they seem to start with people getting voluntary/unpaid placements while waiting to go on, then going on, some formal course.

It's a sought after job by parents because it fits in with school hours.
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