Language assistants are usually employed for one academic year. The exact number of weeks depends on where your school is located within the UK.
A language assistant’s time can be spent in one school or across different primary and secondary schools. Find out more about sharing a language assistant.
How many hours do language assistants work?
Minimum/standard - 12 hours per week
Maximum - 18 hours per week
Any hours worked beyond 12 hours per week will be charged at a different fixed hourly rate, dependent on where your school is located (see below). Additional hours should be negotiated directly with your language assistant.
You cannot offer a language assistant a lower allowance in return for fewer hours.
The cost of employing a language assistant and their period of appointment depends on your school's location within the UK.
Salaries below are an indication of hosting costs from the 2019/2020 academic year.