These FAQs reflect the current situation and will be updated as more clarification is given by the government.
These are the previous pay scales for sixth form colleges in England and Wales, in use before 1 September 2016.
Annual national negotiations on FE pay in England are conducted in the National Joint Forum (NJF) consisting of ATL and other recognised unions and the Association of Colleges.
The government has now published the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) recommendations for teachers’ pay - capping public sector pay at an average of one per cent until 2020.
Below are the current pay scales for teachers in maintained schools in England and Wales, including lead practitioner, and TLR and SEN allowances, and recommended pay levels for 2015/16.
Teachers in maintained schools and nurseries can participate in certain salary sacrifice arrangements offered by their employers.
Threshold assessment is intended to reward good teachers who want to remain in the classroom.
Teachers employed in the independent sector have no nationally agreed pay scales.
The figures below are set out in the most recent teachers' pay circular, 2015/18, issued in July 2015.
The government has confirmed the third year of member contribution increases to the Teachers' Pension Scheme, which come into effect on 1 April 2014.