It includes the pay scales for schools in England recommended in the joint union pay advice and the mandatory pay scales for schools in Wales as well as advice on pay for other groups including FE College and sixth form college teachers, independent school teachers, supply teachers, Soulbury officers and support staff. Protecting pay is a key part of our work on behalf of members.
Pay scales for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and sectors
Main and upper pay ranges
In England, the Government has reintroduced advisory points for the main and upper pay ranges and unqualified teacher range. These are based on the joint pay scales recommended in previous years by the NEU and other unions.
The pay scale points recommended by the NEU and other unions, which maintain a 6-point main scale and 3-point upper scale, are set out above.
In Wales, the Government has shortened the main pay scale from 6 points to 5 points, abolished performance related pay and reintroduced mandatory pay scales.
Teaching and Learning Responsibility (TLR) payments
The above ranges for the TLR payments in England apply to all parts of England.
The payments for the TLR ranges in Wales above apply to all of Wales. Schools determine the number of TLR payments available in the school and the values of those TLR payments, subject to statutory criteria set out in the STPCDs.
Special Educational Needs
Special Educational Needs (SEN) allowances and Additional Needs Allowances (ALN)
The range for SEN allowances above applies in all parts of England. The ALN allowance range above applies in Wales. Schools may pay SEN/ALN allowances at any value within the allowances range, subject to statutory criteria set out in the STPCDs.
Recruitment and Retention (R&R) payments
Schools may pay R&R payments to teachers, subject to statutory criteria set out in the STPCDs. There are no prescribed values for such payments.
Additional payments: CPD, out-of school-hours Learning and ITT
Schools may make additional payments for CPD outside the school day, out of school-hours work and involvement in ITT, subject to statutory criteria set out in the STPCDs. There are no prescribed values for such payments.
Part time Teachers
Part time teachers are paid on a pro rata basis according to the proportion of the normal school week for which they are employed. Their pay entitlements should be assessed on the same basis as for full time teachers. They are eligible for pay progression and additional payments in the same way as full time teachers.
Pay for leadership teachers
Schools determine the individual pay ranges for head teachers and deputy and assistant head teachers, subject to statutory criteria set out in the STPCDs. The individual pay scale points recommended in the joint union advice for England can be found at https://neu.org.uk/media/22891/view and further advice can be found on the NEU website.
The pay range for leading practitioners is set out above. Leading practitioners are paid on individual 5 point pay ranges from the leading practitioners’ pay range. Schools can determine an individual.