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Pay calculator

The NEU pay calculator sets out school teacher pay rates for 2021-22 following the Government's decision to freeze teacher pay in England and the pay increase implemented in Wales.

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The NEU pay calculator sets out school teacher pay rates for 2021-22 following the Government's decision to freeze teacher pay in England and the pay increase implemented in Wales.

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Teachers’ Incremental Pay Progression 2021/22

The Department of Education, Northern Ireland (DENI) have now confirmed that temporary cover has been approved to allow the payment of incremental progression increases to eligible teachers from September 2021.

Pay implementation

The NEU is campaigning for a national pay increase and to ensure employers are using the national pay scales.

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Pay progression

The NEU is campaigning for pay progression for all eligible members.

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Pay campaign

The NEU is campaigning against the school teacher pay freeze in England and for fair pay for all teachers and support staff.

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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 advice

Advice on pay scales, pay progression and how to secure fair pay in your workplace.


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Pay equality FAQs

FAQs on pay scale, allowances for additional responsibilities and pay progression to help understand how teacher pay works.

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Residential teachers

Pay and conditions for teachers in residential establishments are aligned with those in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD), the Burgundy Book and the Independent Pay Review Body in Wales since 2019, other than the following allowances and pay scales.

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Pay appeals

Advice on identifying the grounds for a pay appeal and on how you might run a successful one.

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TLR payments and other allowances

Advice on Teaching & Learning Responsibility Payments (TLRs) and other allowances such as Special Educational Needs allowances and Recruitment and Retention payments.

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Unattached teachers

This guidance summarises the position in respect of pay and conditions for unattached teachers employed by local authorities and there are separate STPCDs for England and Wales.

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Starting pay on appointment

This guidance is aimed at new teachers and those returning to teaching service after a break. It explains the basics of the pay structure and gives advice on ensuring you are fairly paid and able to seek the most favourable use of pay discretions.

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School pay policies

All schools, including academies, should have a pay policy which sets out how decisions are taken on pay matters including pay assessments, pay progression, discretionary payments, appeals etc.

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Support staff pay and conditions

Pay and conditions agreement for support staff - most LA schools use the local government pay scales to pay their support staff in conjunction with National Joint Council (NJC) terms and conditions.

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Redundancy pay and entitlements

Advice explaining the payments and entitlements you may receive if your post becomes redundant. In any case where redundancy is threatened, specific advice and assistance is available and should be sought from your school/college rep or division/association/branch secretary.

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Pay in the independent sector

As private businesses outside the national collective bargaining structure in the maintained sector, independent schools have greater freedom to set their own terms and conditions of employment.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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Notice periods

This guidance sets out the obligations of employers and employees in relation to notice periods and notice pay.

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Spending Review

Today, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak had a historic opportunity to value education and value educators. Despite his rhetoric he has failed. 

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Education unions respond jointly to STRB

Education unions respond have jointly to School Teachers' Review Body (STRB), criticising pay freeze imposed by Government. Teachers and school leaders have made an immense contribution to the country's pandemic response.

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Keir Starmer Speech

Keir Starmer is right to call out the Government on key worker pay.  A pay freeze is no way to reward education staff for the immense contribution they have made to the country's response to the pandemic. 

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Joint unions express outrage at pay offer

Trade unions representing staff in English further education colleges have today (Thursday) slammed the decision by the Association of Colleges (AoC) to offer a 1% pay increase and demanded to know what additional Government funding had been spent on.

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Public Sector Pay

The Government will argue this is about holding down public sector pay because private sector pay has gone down, but it makes no sense economically.

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Proposed teachers' pay award

NEU Cymru's evidence to the Independent Welsh Pay Review Body (IWPRB) asked for a 7% pay award for all teachers, and sadly this does not fully do that. We will continue to argue for this.

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NEU pay survey

Almost 34,000 teachers have responded to a National Education Union pay survey, which shows alarming levels of dissatisfaction both with levels of pay and with the performance related pay (PRP) system in schools.

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Teachers’ Pay: Joint Union Call for 5% Increase

Organisations representing the overwhelming majority of teachers and school leaders in England have urged the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) to recommend an immediate pay increase of 5% for all teachers and leaders, which should be funded in full by the Government.

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Nick Gibb on School Funding

Nick Gibb’s written statement to Parliament ignores the fact that recent reports show education funding is in crisis - Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union comments.


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