St Bart’s informed us they currently have nine schools but will be expanding to 12 schools by September 2017 and are looking to expand to between 15 and 20 (maximum) schools ultimately and so retain the ‘family feel’.

The NASUWT has met regularly with St Bart’s to continue our negotiations to work collaboratively in developing a new framework for negotiation and consultation. The new negotiating machinery is called the St Bart’s Joint Negotiating and Consultation Committee (JNCC).

The NASUWT has agreed a Trade Union Recognition Agreement (TURA) and a Trade Union Facility Time Agreement (TUFA).

Teachers' Cost of Living Pay Award 2015-16

St Bart’s has agreed to pay 1% uplift to all their teachers across all points on all scales.

Policies

The NASUWT has not agreed the Pay or Performance Management policies. The Union has concerns over observations and classroom observation protocol. We are unable to agree the Pay Policy because the PM policy still has the opportunity for excessive observations which could give barriers to pay progression.

The NASUWT welcomes the significant amendments made to these in light of the NASUWT’s constructive comments but cannot agree them.

The NASUWT has been consulted on the Disciplinary and Capability policies but has not agreed these.

At the next meeting in March 2017, we will be discussing the following policies:

  • Attendance Policy
  • Whistle-blowing Policy

The NASUWT will arrange meetings with all NASUWT members at your school on request. If you need professional advice, either individually or collectively, you should contact the NASUWT. You can contact your local, federation or negotiating secretary for advice as well as your NASUWT Regional Centre.

The NASUWT also has a new service called the Member Support Advice (MSA) Team that provides professional advice on telephone number 03330 145550. They will provide you with telephone numbers and which of the above would be your appropriate point of contact, as well as providing instant advice.