Teachers in residential establishments

We act as the Secretariat for the Employers' Side of the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) for Teachers in Residential Establishments. This was established to provide voluntary collective bargaining machinery for teachers in two different types of residential establishment: residential special schools and social service establishments.

Since 1986, teachers in social service establishments – such as former approved schools, former remand homes and assessment centres have had the same salary rates and general grading structure as schoolteachers in mainstream schools. This reflects the reality of recruiting from the mainstream into something of a very specialist role for schoolteachers.

Negotiations under the JNC cover all aspects of pay for teachers in social service establishments but only deal with residential allowances for teachers in residential special schools. This is because teachers in social service establishments are formally excluded from the scope of the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document, whereas teachers in residential special schools are covered by the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document (and the Burgundy Book) for their residential allowances.

Orange Book

The 'Orange Book' is the terms and conditions handbook for Teachers in all residential social services establishments with teaching on the premises and residential special schools. Available to LGA Workforce subscribers only. It has been revised for 2014.

November 2020

Under the terms of the JNCTRE Agreement, all allowances (including Instructors scales) other than the Sleeping in Duty Allowance have been increased in line with STPCD allowances for both England and Wales and should therefore be increased by 2.75 per cent with effect from 1 September 2020. The Sleeping in Duty Allowance increased by 2.75 per cent from 1 April, in line with the NJC for Local Government Services one-year pay agreement for 2020- 2021.

October 2019

The National Employers have made an offer of 2.75 per cent to the Teachers’ Side for 2019 on all allowances which has been accepted.

December 2013

STPCD 2013

This circular gives joint advice on the implications for the JNCTRE sector of the changes to school teachers' pay arrangements set out in the 2013 School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD).


Email: Residential-teachers@local.gov.uk