Pay and Conditions 2016/17
School Teachers’ Pay 2016-2017
Joint advice from the NUT and other unions on school teachers’ pay from September 2016 is available here. It advises that all teachers should receive a 1% increase from September and contains pay scales which reflect that 1% increase. The advice is endorsed by ASCL, ATL, NAHT, UCAC and Voice as well as NUT. The School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) told the Government that an increase in teachers’ pay ‘significantly higher than 1%’ is required in order to recruit and retain enough teachers over coming years – and that schools will need more funding to allow for this. See the NUT press release for more details.
The NUT pay toolkit is a set of advice documents for NUT members and NUT representatives intended to help teachers secure pay progression, by taking collective action to resist pay policies which would reduce rates of pay progression or by pursuing and winning appeals against decisions that individual teachers should not progress.
This NUT member survey report investigates pay progression decisions for September 2015 and teachers’ views on the impact and fairness of the new pay framework, and shows that NUT fears about cuts in pay progression and about potential bias and discrimination appear to be justified.