Information and resources to help you and your members secure pay progression.

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How do we protect teacher pay nationally?

The Government has published its proposals on school teachers’ pay in England for 2020-21 following consideration of the recommendations of the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB).

Advice and guidance

The NEU has produced a range of information and advice on teacher pay issues. As well as advice on the annual cost of living award, there is an NEU pay toolkit to help you with specific issues such as securing pay progression, appealing against adverse pay decisions and winning a supportive school pay policy.

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    Pay toolkit

    Use our pay toolkit to secure pay progression, by taking collective action or by pursuing and winning appeals against decisions that individual teachers should not progress. 

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    Pay campaign

    The NEU is campaigning for pay progression for all eligible staff, implementation of the national pay increase for all staff and to ensure employers are using the national pay scales.

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    Pay calculator

    This calculator estimates, using the latest inflation forecasts available at the time of writing, the impact of the pay announcements for school teachers in England and Wales announced in July 2020.

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    Pay scales

    Pay scales information on the advisory pay points for the Main Pay Range and Upper Pay Range, and the Leadership Group Pay Range recommended for 1 September 2020.

Want more help or advice on how to secure pay progression at your workplace?

Your first point of contact for advice and support from the union should be your National Education Union workplace representative.

If you don't know who that is, contact your branch or district. You can get contact details by telling us which local authority you work in:

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