Maintained schools – these include Community, Voluntary Aided (VA), Voluntary Controlled (VC) and Foundation schools.
These are sometimes called Local Authority schools. Pay rates are set by Government through the “Blue Book”. Conditions of Service come from the Blue Book, the Burgundy Book, and local agreements between the Local Authority and the Unions.
Academies and Free schools
Pay and conditions are negotiated at their conception so you will have to check carefully the details of your contract. If you are not under School Teachers Pay & Conditions (STPCD) please contact us immediately.
6th Form Colleges
These schools have their own pay and conditions (the Red Book). Conditions of Service are very similar to those in maintained schools.
Centrally employed staff
- centrally-employed teachers employed under the same pay andconditions of service as those in maintained schools
- some local authority officers (e.g. advisers, strategy consultants employed under Soulbury pay and conditions
These are paid to Soulbury pay scales. Their conditions of service are almost identical to local government staff.
These have their own contracts covering both pay and conditions of service.