Most schools will be using rolled up holiday pay for any peripatetic (or other) term time workers, with 12.07% of pay as the additional holiday to be paid. This is the standard calculation used for staff in respect of their statutory holiday entitlement (being 5.6 weeks). Unfortunately, an Employment Appeal Tribunal case published at the end of last week, Brazel v Harpur Trust, found that this approach is incorrect and for an individual working 32 weeks of the year, the calculation should be 17.5%.

The decision is based on the fact that technically, holiday pay is calculated on the pay received in the 12 week period prior to any holiday (which is affected by an individual working fewer weeks of the year).