This term, the NEU will embark on an intensified campaign on sixth form college funding. This will include a formal ballot later this term for industrial action in the autumn term.

Following consultation with members, a pay deal for September 2018 has been reluctantly agreed. We can now move our campaign forward and link it to our 2019 pay claim, the inadequate 2018 pay deal and the impact of funding on working conditions and job losses.    

Sixth form colleges should now be implementing a pay increase for teachers, backdated to September 2018, as follows:

  • points 1 to 6 of the Pay Spine to be increased by 3 per cent;
  • points 7 to 9 to be increased by 1.5 per cent;
  • all other pay points including leadership points and responsibility allowances to be increased by per cent;
  • London allowances to be increased by 1.5 per cent.

The deal recommends that sixth form college academies should make additional unconsolidated payments using their additional teachers’ pay grant. The NEU recommends additional payments of 0.5 per cent, so that the total 2018 pay increase matches that for school teachers.  

The pressures of reduced funding for colleges mean that jobs, pay and working conditions are all at risk, as well as curriculum provision, curriculum offer, enrichment and student support. Pay inequality between schools and colleges is increasing again.

Our consultation with teacher members showed strong support for action focused on the impact of the funding crisis. The campaign and ballot for action will centre on a dispute with the Secretary of State as the ultimate source of funding, and it will involve all our members in sixth form colleges.

Sixth form college pay scales

Pay Spine Point                                                        Salary

1

£24,098

2

£25,695

3

£27,402

4

£29,223

5

£31,164

6

£33,233

7

£34,583

7+

£35,733

8

£36,880

8+

£38,105

9

£39,329

Notes:

1) Half Points (7+ and 8+) will apply during the 2017 and 2018 academic years only to facilitate transition from eligibility for pay progression every two years to appraisal-based annual pay progression.

Responsibility allowances

Range: from £1,000 to £10,000

Notes:
Teachers who were in post and paid on the Management Ranges prior to 1 September 2016 or other date of assimilation in the new structure should be paid on at least the following assimilation ranges in order to maintain their current pay point and expectations (see NJC transition guidance for full details):

1

1+

2

2+

3

A

£38,395

£39,059

£39,723

£40,408

£41,091

B

£40,205

£40,867

£41,530

£42,213

£42,900

C

£43,441

£44,105

£44,766

£45,453

£46,138

D

£45,972

£46,562

£47,152

£47,822

£48,492

2.  Responsibility Allowances paid to teachers taking up their appointments on or after 1 September 2016 do not have to be based on the above ranges A1 to D3.

3.  Half Points (1+ and 2+) will apply during the 2017 and 2018 academic years only to facilitate transition from eligibility for pay progression every two years to appraisal-based annual pay progression.

Leadership spine

SFC-L1          £  45,972

SFC-L1+        £  46,562
SFC-L2          £  47,153
SFC-L2+        £  47,822
SFC-L3          £  48,492
SFC-L4          £  48,979
SFC-L4+        £  49,640
SFC-L5          £  50,303
SFC-L5+        £  50,987
SFC-L6          £  51,673
SFC-L7          £  52,913
SFC-L8          £  54,182
SFC-L9          £  55,482
SFC-L10        £  56,815
SFC-L11        £  58,178
SFC-L12        £  59,574
SFC-L13        £  61,005
SFC-L14        £  62,469
SFC-L15        £  63,967
SFC-L16        £  65,503
SFC-L17        £  67,074
SFC-L18        £  68,684
SFC-L19        £  70,332
SFC-L20        £  72,022
SFC-L21        £  73,748
SFC-L22        £  75,519
SFC-L23        £  77,332
SFC-L24        £  79,188
SFC-L25        £  81,088
SFC-L26        £  83,033
SFC-L27        £  85,027

Notes:
Half Points (L1+; L2+; L4+ and L5+) will apply during the 2017 and 2018 academic years only to facilitate transfer from the former D and E Management Ranges.

London and Fringe Area Allowances

Inner London         £3,859

Outer London        £2,571           

Fringe                     £1,019