National Pay Award for Staff on NJC Terms and Conditions

Agreement has been reached on the National NJC Pay Award which will take effect from 1st April, 2018.  The agreement reached covers a two year period which gives a minimum 2% increase in the first year and involves significant changes to the national pay spine in year 2.  The new pay rates are available here. 

For maintained schools that use ESS, the pay award will be applied automatically to April salaries.  Any maintained schools using alternative payroll provision should ensure that the pay award information is communicated to their provider as soon as possible.

Academies buying into ESS have already been contacted regarding whether they will apply the pay award and, where this has been agreed, the changes will be applied to relevant staff.  Other Academies will need to determine if they wish to apply the award and notify their payroll provider accordingly.

It is recommended that all schools applying a pay award share the new pay rates with relevant staff.

Further information regarding the 2018/2019 pay agreement is given below.

1 April 2018 (‘Year One’):

Bottom-Loading on SCPs 6-19 inclusive

Higher increases on the lower pay points were agreed resulting in a new bottom rate of £8.50 per hour on SCP 6.

Increase on SCPs 20 and above

A flat-rate increase of 2.0% has been applied to all pay points.

1 April 2019 (‘Year Two’):

The second year sees the introduction of a significantly revised national pay spine. The bottom 12 points will be merged into six new ones and additional points are to be added in the middle of the pay spine. This will require a review of the current pay bands to ensure they fit with the new pay spine and are equitable, fair and affordable.  Work with schools and Unison will take place over the coming months and further information will be shared in due course.


National Pay Award Confirmation for Staff on Teachers Terms and Conditions

NYCC model pay policy and associated guidance is now available below. NYCC’s position regarding the recommended reference pay points for the main pay range have now been published and included in the policy. Further information on NYCC’s position and advice if you wish to deviate from this position in relation to the main pay range can be found in the survey outcome letter below.

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

Model Pay Policy 2018-2019

Model Pay Policy 2018-2019 – SEE THE CHANGES compared to the 2017-18 version

Model Pay Policy 2018-2019 Guidance for Headteachers and Governing Bodies

Gender Pay Gap - Guidance

Pay & Reward Policy and Guidance

Application to be paid on the Upper Pay Range - Template

National Pay Award for Staff on NJC Terms and Conditions


Pay and Allowances

Pay Grades as of 1st April 2018

Minibus Drivers Allowance

Pay Appeal Outcome Letter

Pay Hearing Outcome Letter

Interpreting your P60

NQT Payment Application Form - May 2018

Teachers' Pensions

Equal Pay Audit

Pay and Salary Calculator 2018 - NJC