This NUT member survey report investigates pay progression decisions for September 2014 and teachers’ views on the impact and fairness of the new pay framework, and shows that NUT fears about cuts in pay progression and about potential bias and discrimination appear to be justified.
This supplementary evidence from the NUT incorporates our comments on some of the issues raised in submissions made by other consultees. It also provides some updated information on relevant economic indicators.
Below is the NUT’s October 2014 submission to the STRB, which reaffirms the NUT’s view that teachers’ pay levels need to be increased significantly. The NUT submission calls on the STRB to assert its independence, and to make recommendations on pay to start the process of restoring teachers’ pay to proper professional levels, to address growing problems of teacher recruitment, retention and morale.”
The NUT pay toolkit is a set of advice documents for NUT members and NUT representatives intended to help teachers secure pay progression, by taking collective action to resist pay policies which would reduce rates of pay progression or by pursuing and winning appeals against decisions that individual teachers should not progress.
This year will be the first when pay progression for all teachers will depend on appraisal outcomes and criteria set by schools. Taking action to challenge pay policies collectively or appeal decisions individually will be essential to help protect teachers’ pay.
This joint guidance from the Local Government Association and the teacher unions sets out pay scales for 2014-15 for use by schools. It includes an updated 6 point Main Pay Scale, 3 point Upper Pay Scale and 43 point Leadership Pay Scale.
This NUT guidance considers the statutory provisions governing teachers’ pay and sets out NUT advice, in particular on the use of discretionary powers on pay, to help school governors and head teachers treat all teachers fairly. It should be used in conjunction with the joint NUT-NASUWT model school pay policy and school pay policy checklist.
This NUT briefing is aimed at new teachers and those returning to teaching service as classroom teachers after a break. It explains the basics of the pay structure and gives advice on ensuring you are fairly paid and able to seek the most favourable use of pay discretions.
This NUT guidance document is part of an NUT toolkit for NUT members and NUT representatives on pay progression. It gives advice on how the pay progression system for classroom teachers works. It should be read in conjunction with the rest of the NUT toolkit on pay progression, which includes separate guidance documents on assessing and challenging school policies on pay progression and on pursuing appeals against denial of pay progression.
This NUT guidance gives advice on Teaching and Learning Responsibility Payments (TLRs), including the relevant provisions of the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) 2014, which all local authorities and governing bodies are required to follow, and NUT policy and advice.
This document summarises the position in respect of pay and conditions for unattached teachers. It sets out the NUT’s general concern over the treatment of unattached teachers and looks at issues relating to pay, performance management, conditions of service and redundancies.