Sixth form college teachers' pay for 2019-20

The NEU has reluctantly reached agreement on a one year pay increase for sixth form college teachers  from 1 September 2019 on the following basis:

  • an increase of 1.5% from 1 September 2019, and
  • a further increase of 1.25% from 1 April 2020.

This followed lengthy negotiations and an eventual ballot of NEU members which narrowly favoured acceptance.  

The NEU did not accept a proposal for a two-year pay agreement at a time of such uncertainty.  

Pay comparability with teachers in schools has not been restored and a pay claim for the year from 1 September 2020 will be submitted during the summer term.

Read more about the pay agreement and see the updated pay scales.

NJC national agreement conditions of service handbooks

This is the national agreement on pay and conditions of service for teachers in sixth form colleges, also known as the Red Book. It includes the new pay and progression framework.

This is the national agreement on pay and conditions of service for support staff in sixth form colleges, also known as the Lilac Book.

Sixth form colleges useful documents

Sixth form colleges advice and guidance