Last reviewed on 16 December 2021
School types: All · School phases: All
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Understand who's responsible for setting the conditions of service for school support staff in different types of schools and how pay arrangements are determined.

Who sets the conditions of service?

Community and voluntary controlled (VC) schools

  • As your employer, your local authority (LA) sets the conditions of service for support staff
  • However, it can delegate this job to your governing board
  • Most LAs use The Green Book (National Agreement on Conditions of Pay and Service) to set conditions of service for support staff

 

Foundation and voluntary aided (VA) schools

  • As your employer, your governing board sets the conditions of service for support staff
  • Most governing boards use The Green Book (National Agreement on Conditions of Pay and Service) to set conditions for support staff

 

Academies

  • As your employer, your academy trust sets the conditions of service for support staff
  • Support staff who were employed at the time of transition to an academy may be subject to The Green Book (National Agreement on Conditions of Pay and Service)

 

How is pay