Crossing the Threshold
In the 'Resources' section on the right-hand side of the page, you will find the NASUWT advice for members in England on Crossing the Threshold in 2011/12 (Round 12) and 2012/13 (Round 13).
This advice is for members who teach wholly or mainly in maintained primary (including nursery), secondary and special schools or units in England. In addition, it is for members working in academies employed on School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document terms.
This advice is also relevant to members who are employed in non-standard settings by local authorities to work as part of central teams supporting individual or groups of pupils and/or teachers across the authority. Such teachers may undertake a wide range of educational activities including teaching, pupil support, supply, special needs, outreach or advisory work.
This advice also applies to members working in children’s residential establishments and who are employed by the local authority, providing that they hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), a Department for Education (DfE) number and have been doing work with children of statutory establishment age in order to demonstrate having met the standards of effective teaching. Additionally, such teachers will have to meet the experience requirements for threshold application or have acquired at least six years’ post-qualification experience.
This advice does not apply to members in independent schools, sixth-form colleges, further education (FE), or those paid on Soulbury. The advice takes into account the changes in the 2012 School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document resulting from the introduction of the Teachers’ Standards and the 2012 Appraisal Regulations on 1 September 2012.
The DFE produces guidance for schools (new window) which is available on the Department website. Teachers wishing to apply should contact their school to request an application form.