Candidate Resources


Some helpful resources from Flourish Education

Whether you are a newly qualified teacher, just arrived from overseas, or already working through Flourish Education, here are some useful documents and information for quick reference.

Flourish Education Holiday Pay Guide

Flourish education operate PAYE, Limited and Umbrella Company Solutions for payment of candidates work. If you work through Flourish Education’s PAYE payment system then the FAQs below apply to you. If you work through an Umbrella or Limited company, you will receive your holiday entitlement through them.

Holiday Pay FAQs

All candidates that are paid through our PAYE system accrue holiday at 12.07 % of the rate which is on their booking confirmation. Candidates must get their timesheets in before 09:00am on Monday following the week of work. This is then paid when requested, once you have accrued enough for half a day’s holiday.

Our Holiday year runs from September 1st to August 31st.

Holiday must only be paid when taken. It cannot be paid whilst working or over weekends.

Holiday pay must be taken in the year it was accrued, so if you do not take it, you will lose it.

Candidates can only take holiday they have accrued and they need to have accrued a minimum of half a day’s holiday. Holiday pay is subject to normal tax and NI deductions when paid out. Candidates cannot take more than 5 days in any given week.

Holiday needs to be requested a week in advance. We need to have received email confirmation by Friday 5pm to either your consultant or our payroll department. This will be paid a week in arrears.

Yes, all candidates can book Holiday in and out of term time, as long as they do not work on the day booked as holiday and have accrued the correct amount of holiday.


After gaining Qualified Teacher Status all NQT are required to complete an induction period of three terms teaching practice. This can be done in three different schools and can be done whilst on Supply.

Flourish Education have strong links with local schools that are willing to help NQTs with their induction period whilst on a supply teaching basis. Please browse our Jobs page for the latest teaching and non-teaching vacancies.


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