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I was employed from July to Dec 2011 on M2. I have not been teaching since then but am looking to return in September.
Will I move up to M3? I am unsure as my employment did last the required 26 weeks but it was straddled over two academic years.
Unfortunately it won't count: it is definitely by academic year.
You have to look at your employment history in a school year.
You were on M2 in the 2010/2011 school year, hence M2 pay in July 2011 but presumably were not employed by an LA in at least 26 separate calendar weeks between 1st Sept 2010 and 31st August 2011, and thus stayed on M2 FOR WORK IN THIS SCHOOL YEAR.
You were employed from Sept to Dec 2011 on M2 but that does not constitute 26 separate weeks of employment. If you were on daily rate supply work, you cannot count full weeks on school holiday weeks (you can count is as a 'week' if there were under 5 weekdays on school holiday and you taught at least one weekday in school).
Count up your LA employed 'weeks' from 1st Sept 2011. You need to have 26 of them before 31st August 2012 in order to progress to M3 from 1st Sept 2012.
Thanks for all your help
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