SNCT Handbook

The Pay and Conditions of Service for teachers and associated professionals employed by Scottish Councils is set out in the SNCT Handbook of Conditions of Service.

The Handbook came into effect on 1 August 2007 and has been issued to LNCT Joint Secretaries. From 1 August 2007 the Handbook replaced the current Conditions of Service and all previously issued SNCT Circulars.

Click here to view The Handbook

Next SNCT Meeting

5 October 2016 at 2pm hosted by Scottish Government

About the SNCT

SNCT is a tripartite body comprising members from teaching organisations, Local Authorities, and the Scottish Government.

The 2001 teachers' agreement, A Teaching Profession for the 21st Century, introduced a new negotiating framework for teachers' pay and conditions of service.

The SNCT is chaired jointly by representatives from each side

  • Tom Tracey (Teachers' Side)
  • Councillor Billy Hendry (Employers' Side)
  • Clare Hicks (Scottish Government)

They are supported by 3 Joint Secretaries:

  • Drew Morrice (Teachers' side)
  • Tom Young (Employers' Side)
  • Stephanie Walsh (Scottish Government).

The SNCT recently merged the 2 standing working groups Conditions of Service and the Review of Local Negotiating Committees into the SNCT Support Group The remit of this group can be found here.

The SNCT had established a short term working group on teacher supply. This group has now concluded its work.

2015-2017 Pay Agreement

At the SNCT on 26 October 2015 a pay offer was agreed. The SNCT also approved an evaluation and review of the impact of the Supply Teacher Working Group and a statement for managing teacher workload. Details of the agreement can be found here.

The SNCT has issued a Joint Press Statement which can be found here.