Soulbury-paid officers are specialist, professional local authority officers providing strategic support to schools in areas such as school improvement and educational psychology.

The Soulbury Committee determines the salaries and service conditions of the following categories of officers:

  • Educational Improvement Professionals
  • Educational Psychologists
  • Young People’s/Community Service Managers

Soulbury pay agreement 2020

The Soulbury trade unions have reached an agreement with the employers on the following:

  • a 2.75% increase on all Soulbury pay scale points, and all London area and fringe allowances, from 1 September 2020

  • a commitment to further discussions about the Soulbury pay spines and ranges.

The overwhelming majority of those who responded to our consultation on the pay offer agreed that the National Education Union should reach an agreement on this basis.

While the increases are less than what we were seeking, they are consistent with other pay offers in local government this year.

The 2.75% increase is the same as the increase for school leaders.

Download the full details of the 2020 Soulbury pay agreement.

The Soulbury Committee agreed that it is important for employers to negotiate with all of the recognised Soulbury trade unions on any contractual changes.  See the Joint Education Services Circular on Consultation and Negotiation.

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