Term-time Contracts are designed primarily to help parents of school-age children work only when their children are at school. That means giving them on average 13 weeks of time off per year, allowing them to be with their children during the summer, Christmas and Easter holidays, as well as during all half-term breaks.
You are NOT legally obliged to offer Term-Time Contracts, it is up to you if you want to offer this to an Employee
If you are offering a Term-Time Contract to an employee there are some important things to be aware of:
•This time off is usually unpaid
• It is not like Seasonal Employment, Term-Time employees will have the same rights, benefits and other considerations other employees have.
•Employees who change to Term-Time working will keep the contract they had before they went Term-Time, with some revisions.
•Most term-time employees are paid like teachers – they get their pay spread out over the year. So there will not be long periods of time when they are earning nothing.