Pay & Performance Management

NASUWT: The Teachers' Union

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The following salary scales apply in England, excluding London and the Fringe, and to schools and academy trusts which follow the NASUWT’s pay policy.

Attached are links to Sixth-Form Pay and Supply Teachers' Pay.

If your school has different salary scales to these, you should email the Member Support Advice Team for specific advice, sending your school or academy trust’s pay policy where possible.

Performance Management

The overwhelming majority of teachers now have their performance reviewed on an annual basis.

The NASUWT has produced a range of guidance to assist you in taking control of your performance management so that you are able to secure a successful outcome, enhance your career progression and maximise your opportunity for pay progression.

You should not participate in any appraisal/performance management process which does not conform to all elements of the NASUWT appraisal/performance management checklist and the classroom observation protocol.


Performance Management Appraisal Checklist


Pay Progression


Taking Control of your Performance Managmenet (PM)

Did you know?

Just to remind you that the 1265 hours referred to in School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document is the maximum that teachers can be "directed" - as in, being at work and what is done during that time. In addition to that maximum, teachers "... must work such reasonable hours as may be necessary to enable the effective discharge of the teacher's professional duties, including planning and preparing courses and lessons; and assessing, monitoring, recording and reporting on the learning needs, progress and achievements of assigned pupils."

The open-ended nature of those "reasonable hours" makes it all the more important that the 1265 directed hours are understood to be a maximum, not a target to meet.