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I don't think that is correct.
The post does not have to be known to be for 12 weeks at the start of the work for AWR to be applicable.
You get proper pay once you reach the 12 week stage and many teachers have found that their services are dispensed with once they reach 12 weeks!
You need to contact you Union. I did look at the AWR regs when they came out but can't recall if you count the 12 weeks from when it became Law or if you became eligible for proper pay rates once AWR came in, if you had served 12 weeks by that point.
Fortunately for you, you worked without a break (school holiday periods don't count as a break) at the same school. AWR was originally going to apply for work with the same organisation (so working in any LA school would count) but that changed and it had to be the same workplace.
The agency is your employer and it's the agency that has to top up your pay/pay arrears. You are entitled to your Teachers' payscale rate for any work done after the qualifying point.
Your daily rate should then be annual Teachers' pay divided by 195 for ewach day worked. the idea is that you would earn the same via the agency as you would via the LA and the agency make their extra profit on your work for 12 weeks only.
They can't pay you annual salary divided in any other way (by 365 days, say OR by 1265 and then multiplied by 5 contact hours) as that would not earn you the full annual salary if you worked for an entire school year. You have to get the full LA supply daily rate as that includes pro-rata holiday pay and pro-rata pay for non-contact preparation and assessment time.
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