Greenwood Academies Trust (GAT) pay award 2018/19

Greenwood Academies Trust followed the recommendation from the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) and paid staff:

  • 3.5% on the Main Scale on all points of the scale;
  • 2% on the Upper Pay Scale on all points of the scale;
  • 2% on the Leading Practitioner Scale;
  • 1.5% on the Leadership Pay Scale;
  • 2% on all allowances.

Further details can be found in the latest bulletin on the right/below.

Greenwood Academies Trust Pay Progression Data

Greenwood has now analysed the pay progression data for 2018/19.
The overall progression rate across their academies is 71.2%.
The NASUWT expressed disappointment and raised concerns at the number of teachers not progressing across the Trust.
The Trust noted these concerns and believed that all teachers should have progressed unless on a formal process.

Policy update

Grievance, Disciplinary, Capability and the First Aid Policy are all at the start of the consultation process.
The consultation on the Redundancy Policy and the Staff Expenses Policy has concluded and the NASUWT has not agreed these policies with the Trust.

Protection of your pay and conditions under TUPE

Staff who transferred when the school became an academy transferred under TUPE and therefore benefit from the protections of TUPE. One of those protections is that changes to the transferred contract of employment cannot be made. Regulation 4(4) TUPE sets that out - any purported variation to the contract will be void. Therefore requiring staff that transferred under TUPE to sign new contracts is not permitted. 

The protection from TUPE does not apply only to certain terms and conditions. TUPE applies to the whole contract. The employer cannot pick and choose which bits of the contract are protected by TUPE - it is all protected by TUPE and so there should not be any move to introduce new contracts.

Employees therefore have the legal right to transfer to the new employer on their existing terms and conditions of employment and with all their existing employment rights and liabilities intact. Effectively, the new employer steps into the shoes of the old employer and it is as though the employee's contract of employment was always made with the new employer.