This guide gives advice on how the pay progression system for classroom teachers works.
Tackling pay progression
As well as seeing their annual cost of living award cut back or withheld entirely, some teachers have also been denied pay progression. NEU pressure has helped to ensure that pay progression is still the norm, but NEU surveys have revealed that it is a problem for some teachers. As with other pay issues, it is essential that members act collectively to support pay progression in the school.
Pay progression and Coronavirus
NEU advice on the impact of the Coronavirus crisis on pay progression can be found here.
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Removing the burden of performance related pay
NEU has worked with Northern Education Trust to end the use of Performance Related Pay, meaning teachers now get pay progression automatically and their pay rise is not linked to appraisal targets.
Performance related pay
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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.
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.
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.
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: