Pay & Conditions
Pay is one of the most important factors in our working life. It's a sensitive subject - the way it's handled can have a big impact on morale and productivity.
Terms and conditions of employment are the elements of a contract which help to define the relationship between the employer and the employee. These terms and conditions are “promised” to, or imposed on, the employee by the employer in exchange for a number of reciprocal “promises”.
In relation to staff employed in maintained schools, there are specific documents detailing the terms and conditions under which they are employed. These documents may detail either, nationally agreed terms and conditions or locally agreed ones. Relevant trade unions will be consulted on any changes to these documents and agreement will be reached. Any locally agreed terms and conditions will be supplementary to those agreed nationally and will often be more generous to the employee.