The NASUWT, with the other school workforce trade unions, has negotiated a trade union recognition agreement with Northern Education Trust for consultation and collective bargaining purposes.

This provides the necessary structures for the NASUWT to meet with Northern Education academies at both academy and national level in the National Joint Committee.

The National Joint Committee is where the trade unions meet with Northern Education Trust to negotiate on pay, conditions of service issues and on policies and procedures for teachers and other Academies staff.

If you transferred your employment to a Northern Education Trust academy from a predecessor school that was subsequently replaced by a Northern Education Trust academy, the policies and procedures that were in operation at your previous school will apply where there is a contractual entitlement for this to happen.

Advice should be sought from your Local Association Secretary or Regional Centre to confirm which policy or procedure will apply to you.

Teachers’ Pay in Northern Education Trust Academies

The NASUWT seeks to ensure that members in academy schools have at least the equivalent pay award to teachers in other maintained schools. Teachers working in a Northern Education academy should continue to receive the same pay increase and benefits as teachers in the maintained sector.

Academies in the Northern Education Trust chain

  • Hilton Primary Academy, Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Dyke House Sports & Technology College, Hartlepool
  • Merlin Top Primary Academy, Keighley
  • Mount Pellon Primary Academy, Halifax
  • Kearsley Academy, Bolton
  • North Shore Academy, Stockton-On-Tees
  • Ryecroft Primary Academy, Bradford
  • The Ferns Primary Academy, Bolton