Pay in Further Education Colleges in England
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The National Joint Forum for Further Education (FE) Colleges recommends pay scales which individual FE Colleges may adopt. Members should refer to the pay scale and local agreements which operate at their individual College concerning pay, performance management, family friendly rights and the rights of teachers who work on a temporary basis or fixed term contracts.
The NASUWT produces guidance for members with children on the provisions for maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave. The guidance also contains information on rights to time off for family and domestic reasons. The National Joint Forum sets out minimum standards which may be implemented by colleges and contain information on the occupational entitlement to maternity leave and pay. However, members should also request copies of their college policies to confirm their entitlements.
Advice on the legal requirements is assessing risks in relation to new and expectant mothers’ job activities is set out in the Health and Safety Executive booklet New and Expectant Mothers at Work: A Guide (new window).
Members have the right to apply to work flexibly where they have:
- children aged under 17;
- disabled children aged under 18; or
- carer responsibilities.
Many further education colleges will also offer the opportunity for teachers to participate in salary sacrifice schemes for childcare vouchers/benefits, cycles for work, mobile phones and other benefits. Detailed guidance on salary sacrifice is provided by HM Revenue and Customs (new window).
The NASUWT provides advice on the rights of Teachers who work on a temporary basis or fixed-term contracts.
The Union provides a brief outline of the various tax allowances which teachers are eligible to claim under UK legislation in the NASUWT's brief guide to tax for teachers.
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