We advise the National Employers' Organisation for School Teachers (NEOST), the representative body for children's services authorities and local education authorities on matters related to school teachers' pay and conditions.

We also advise the employers' sides and conduct negotiations with unions in determining national pay and conditions for:

  • youth and community workers
  • Soulbury officers
  • teachers in residential establishments, and
  • teachers and staff in sixth form colleges.

Sections:

School teachers

Information for employers of teachers in England and Wales. Includes the Burgundy Book.

Teachers' pensions

Comprehensive information covering teachers' pensions.

We highlight some key employment issues relevant to the transfer of schools from maintained to academy status, including TUPE and continuous local government service.

Guidance on transfer of school staff to academies

Highlights some key employment issues relevant to the transfer of schools from maintained to academy status, including TUPE and continuous local government service.

Respect and protect: respect, recruitment and retention

The urgent need to fill vacant children's social worker posts so we can protect children effectively.

School Support Guidance

Information for school support staff.

The Soulbury Committee provides voluntary collective bargaining machinery for advisory staff in local education authorities. It covers approximately 10,500 staff including: educational improvement professionals, educational psychologists, and young people's/community service managers.

Soulbury Officers

The Soulbury Committee provides voluntary collective bargaining machinery for advisory staff in local education authorities. Includes the Blue Book.

Teachers in residential establishments

Including pay claim 2013 and the Orange Book.

Teachers in sixth form colleges

Lobbying, negotiating, pay advice and support for teachers in sixth form colleges.

Youth and Community Workers

We act as the secretariat for the Employers' Side of the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) for Youth and Community Workers. Also, download the Pink Book.

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Children and young people

Empowering employers to help young people

This LGA report explores the challenges for public services in engaging employers to help more young people into work and learning. It looks at why employer engagement is important, what employers need and whether services are delivering what is needed.

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