National Pay Award Confirmation for Staff on NJC Terms and Conditions

Update - 17 May 2016

Further to previous messages on the pay award for NJC staff, a 2 year national settlement has today been reached which affects the vast majority of support staff in schools. Unfortunately the agreement has come too late to be paid in May but will be backdated to 1st Apr 2016 and paid (including arrears for April and May) in June.

The 2 year (Apr 16 to Mar 18) pay award for NJC staff is set nationally and has been determined by national negotiations. It comprises a headline of one per cent in each of 2016 and 2017 for staff at bands seven and above and higher percentages for staff on lower bands. Changes made as of 1 April to the bottom pay points to implement the new minimum national living wage will be subsumed by this national agreement.
In detail the settlement for 1 April 2016 is:

  • An extra £900 per annum on scp 6-10 (approx. +6.5%)
  • An extra £300 per annum on scp 11and 12 (+2%)
  • An extra £250 per annum on scp 13 and 14 (approx. +1.5%)
  • An extra £200 per annum on scp 15 and 16 (+1.2%)
  • An extra £175 per annum on scp 17 (approx. +1.01%)
  • An extra 1% on scp18 and above 

In addition the settlement for 1 Apr 2017 is a further:

  • An extra £500 per annum on scp 6 and 7 (+3.4%)
  • An extra £475 per annum on scp 8 (+3.2%)
  • An extra £400 per annum on scp 9 (+2.6%)
  • An extra £375 per annum on scp 10 (+2.5%)
  • An extra £300 per annum on scp 11-15 (approx. +1.9%)
  • An extra £250 per annum on scp 16 (+1.5%)
  • An extra £225 per annum on scp 17 (+1.3%)
  • An extra 1% on scp18 and above

National Pay Award Confirmation for Staff on Teachers Terms and Conditions

NYCC model pay policy and associated guidance is now available below. However, NYCC’s position regarding whether or not a recommended main pay range will continue to be published will be determined following analysis of the survey results and following further consultation with Professional Associations. If you have not already completed the survey, we have extended the deadline following discussion with schools to 15th September 2017 at 12 noon. So far the results do not indicate a majority preference so we strongly encourage you to complete the survey in order to influence our approach. It can be found here.

Soulbury Agreement - Pay from 2016-18

Agreement has been reached for an increase of 1% from 1st September 2016 and a further 1% from 1st September 2017 on all pay points.

JNC Youth and Community Agreement - Pay for 1st September 2016 to 31 August 2018

Agreement has been reached for a 2 year pay award ranging from 1%-2% across the pay points which affects the youth and community support workers range & professional range pay spines (Pink Book).  This also impacts on Adult Education Teachers whose pay rates are derived from JNC rates.

Tax Office Details

If you have a query about personal tax code and need to contact HM Revenue & Customs ( HMRC ) the following information may be useful:

Address: Pay As You Earn and Self-Assessment, HM Revenue & Customs, BX9 1AS
Telephone number: 0300 200 3300

You should quote your national insurance and NYCC's Tax Office Reference Number: 406/N8001 when making contact.

Useful Documents

Pay Policies and Supporting Documents

Pay & Reward Policy and Guidance

Covering Letter for Schools' Model Pay Policy- Sept 2017

Model Pay Policy 2017-2018

Model Pay Policy 2017-2018 - Guidance for Headteachers and Governors


Pay and Allowances

Teachers- Pay and Allowances 2016-2017

Pay Grades as of 1st April 2017

Minibus Drivers Allowance

Pay Appeal Outcome Letter

Pay Hearing Outcome Letter

Interpreting your P60

NQT Payment Application Form - May 2017

Teachers' Pensions

Equal Pay Audit

Pay and Salary Calculator 2017


Government Guidance

School Teachers' Pay 2017/18- IMPORTANT ACTION REQUIRED