The toolkit gives you all the advice and support you need to secure fair pay treatment in your workplace. It includes advice on pay scales supported by the National Education Union and other teacher unions, a model pay policy and checklist, advice on securing a fair pay policy and pay progression, and advice on pursuing pay appeals where pay progression is denied. 

All the documents in this NEU pay progression toolkit focus on the provisions of the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) in England and the now separate though very similar School Teachers Pay and Conditions (Wales) Document.

These provisions apply to teachers employed by local authority maintained schools. In England, they also apply to teachers employed by academies and multi-academy trusts which have adopted the provisions of the STPCD. The position of other teachers will depend on the provisions of their employment contracts.

  • Advice Section of a school teachers pay slip
    Winning pay appeals

    This guide gives advice on securing pay progression by persuading governors not to accept a recommendation to deny pay progression or by appealing successfully against a decision to deny progression.

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    Pay appeals - model letters

    These model letters will help you prepare for meetings about recommendations to deny pay progression and appeals hearings after a decision has been taken to deny pay progression.

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    Pay appeals - checklist

    This checklist will help you prepare for meetings about recommendations to deny pay progression and appeals hearings after a decision has been taken to deny pay progression.

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    Pay model policy

    This model pay policy will help to recruit, retain and motivate teachers, provide the basis for sound financial and personnel planning and minimise the risk of grievance and discrimination. It is consistent and compliant with the STPCD and the NEU pay policy checklist.

  • Advice Female teacher marking students work
    NEU pay policy checklist

    This checklist should be used alongside the National Education Union model policy to help you negotiate a policy acceptable to the NEU.

Resources

School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Documents for England and Wales.  

DfE’s pay advice to schools