Capability procedure model policy for sixth form colleges

The aim of this model policy on capability is to provide a framework that sixth form colleges can adopt to seek to ensure that employees are assisted to achieve standards of performance.


The procedure is endorsed by the National Joint Council for Staff in Sixth Form Colleges for colleges.

Model policies and policy checklists are designed to assist NEU reps in negotiating the best employment policies on behalf of their members.

Reps should strive to ensure policies are compliant with the NEU models.

Reps should consult members before agreeing new policies or changes to existing policies and should not agree policies that do not meet member expectations, any statutory requirements and NEU minimums.

If a policy is unacceptable members should consider a collective response which may include taking industrial action. For further advice contact your NEU branch.

Advice and guidance

Capability procedure

NEU capability procedure sets out the steps to be followed by the head teacher/principal in schools.

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Sixth form colleges

Teachers' pay and working conditions in sixth form colleges are decided in negotiations with the Sixth Form Colleges’ Association; the NEU leads the teachers’ side in negotiations.

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