NEU teacher members have voted in favour of the Sixth Form Colleges Association (SFCA) pay offer for teachers in sixth form colleges.  Teachers will receive the following backdated pay increase:

  • 1.5% from 1 September, 2019
  • a further 1.25% from 1 April, 2020, so that their pay will be 2.75% higher compared to the start of the pay year.

This was increased from the original offer of 1.5% from September following lengthy negotiations.  Meanwhile, Unison (the sole recognised union for support staff) has accepted an identical pay offer for 2019 and a further 2.5% increase for January 2021.

The improved offers would not have been secured without the support of NEU members throughout our campaign on funding and on better pay, conditions and employment.

The NEU pay claim for teachers for September 2020 in the summer term will emphasise that, from August, colleges receive a significant funding increase which our campaign helped secure. We will demand the restoration of parity with school teachers as soon as possible.

Of course, our campaign will continue until funding is fully restored. When normality begins to return, we will discuss the future of the campaign with members.

Sixth form college pay scales for teachers from 1 April 2020

Pay Spine Point / Salary

£24,765 

£26,406 

£28,161 

£30,032 

£32,027 

£34,153 

£35,541 

£37,901 

£40,418 

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):

£39,458 

£40,823 

£42,228 

£41,318 

£42,680  

£44,088 

£44,644

£46,005 

£47,415 

£47,245 

£48,457 

£49,834 

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.

Leadership spine

SFC-L1 £  47,245  

SFC-L2 £  48,458  

SFC-L3 £  49,834  

SFC-L4 £  50,335  

SFC-L5 £  51,696  

SFC-L6 £  53,104 

SFC-L7 £  54,378  

SFC-L8 £  55,682 

SFC-L9 £  57,018 

SFC-L10 £  58,388 

SFC-L11 £  59,789 

SFC-L12 £  61,224 

SFC-L13 £  62,695 

SFC-L14 £  64,199  

SFC-L15 £  65,739 

SFC-L16 £  67,317 

SFC-L17 £  68,931  

SFC-L18 £  70,585  

SFC-L19 £  72,279  

SFC-L20 £  74,016  

SFC-L21 £  75,790  

SFC-L22 £  77,610  

SFC-L23 £  79,473  

SFC-L24 £  81,380 

SFC-L25 £  83,333  

SFC-L26 £  85,331  

SFC-L27 £  87,381 

London and Fringe Area Allowances

Inner London         £3,966 

Outer London        £2,643  

Fringe                     £1,047