Sixth Form College Pay Scales
Latest Pay Update - October 2012
Following an extremely unsatisfactory pay increase of 0.75% in September 2010, to which the NASUWT did not agree, the sixth-form college employers refused to make any offer to increase pay for sixth-form college teachers in 2011 or 2012.
The NASUWT is continuing to work to protect all members from adverse changes affecting pay, conditions of service, pensions and jobs of teachers in sixth-form colleges. The NASUWT balloted members in November 2011 as part of our national trade dispute with the Government. The Union has also been seeking to facilitate action on pay and working conditions on a college-by-college basis. Members have been surveyed on action in relation to pay and a joint teacher union survey is currently being undertaken of members in sixth-form colleges on workload and working time.
The NASUWT, along with other unions representing teachers in sixth-form colleges, has continued to seek improvements in the pay, conditions of service and job security of members working in the sixth-form college sector through engagement with both Government and the employers. Despite the best efforts of the NASUWT to try to persuade the Government to reconsider the steps it is taking and our efforts to ameliorate the impact through engagement with the employers in the Sixth Form Colleges Forum Joint Negotiating Committee, it has not proved possible to make the sort of progress we would like to have seen.
The NASUWT’s current industrial action enables sixth-form college members to take industrial action on pay. The Union wrote to members in sixth-form colleges in September 2012 stating that the provisions of the National Ballot can be applied if they believe that their pay, conditions of service, pension or job security is so threatened that they need to take steps to protect their interests through appropriate legal industrial action. Members or their Workplace Representative should make contact with their Local Association Secretary, National Executive Member or Regional Centre to seek support. Contact details for all of these are available via the 'Get Support' button above.
Further information is available in Sixth-Form College News.
In the 'Resources' section on the right-hand side of this page, you will find the salary scales for teacher and leadership posts in Sixth Form Colleges and the London and Fringe Area Allowances. An accessible web version is also available. The pay scale for sixth-form college teachers has been frozen since September 2011. The September 2010 pay rates are, therefore, still current.
The main scale for teachers in sixth form colleges has six annual increase points followed by a 3-point Professional Standards Payment (PSP) range. Movement to the PSP range is after application for assessment under the Professional Standards (similar to the threshold in schools). Teachers with additional responsibilities are placed on one of the 5 levels of the management range. The management range has 3 PSP points for each of the 5 levels. The salary scale is contained in Appendix 2 of the Teaching Staff in Sixth Form Colleges Conditions of Service Handbook.
The Professional Standards Payment Manual is Appendix 8 of the Teaching Staff in Sixth Form Colleges Conditions of Service Handbook.