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Welcome to the conditions of service webpages for Scotland

Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers (SNCT)

The Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers (SNCT) is a negotiating framework for teachers’ pay and conditions of service. It is a tripartite body comprising members from the NASUWT, other teacher unions, Local Authorities, and the Scottish Government.


Conditions of service are determined:

  • At national level by the Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers (SNCT);
  • At local authority level by the local Negotiating Committee for Teachers (LNCT);
  • At school level - by the in school negotiating group (ISNG).

Family Friendly Rights

The NASUWT produces guidance for members with children on the provisions for Maternity, paternity and parental leave and pay. The guidance also contains information on rights to time off for family and domestic reasons.

Members have the right to apply to work flexibly where they have:

  • children aged under 17;
  • disabled children aged under 18; or
  • carer responsibilities. 

The NASUWT has produced guidance on requesting Flexible working.

Any teacher taking on a temporary or ‘fixed-term’ contract should contact the Scotland National Centre for advice or assistance if necessary.


Further information or assistance

Members needing further information or assistance should contact the Scotland National Centre.