Additional one day’s holiday for support staff from 1st April 2023

James Williams

The 2022 NJC pay settlement for England, Wales and Northern Ireland gave all support staff an increase of one day of annual leave from 1 April 2023.

For full year staff this will simply be an additional one day and pro rata for part time, full year staff.

In relation to Term Time Only staff the additional day will be incorporated in their salary on a pro rata basis.

We have updated our Time Term Only spreadsheet to reflect this.

The spreadsheet is on our client portal and the link for clients only is here:-
TTO Holidays FINAL.url

If you have any problems with the link please contact us.

Next year’s pay offer
The offer from the National Employers for next year, effective 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2024 is as follows:-

  • With effect from 1 April 2023, an increase of £1,925 (pro rata for part-time employees) to be paid as a consolidated, permanent addition on all NJC pay points 2 to 43 inclusive.
  • With effect from 1 April 2023, an increase of 3.88 per cent on all pay points above the maximum of the pay spine but graded below deputy chief officer (in accordance with Green Book Part 2 Para 5.41)
  • With effect from 1 April 2023, an increase of 3.88 per cent on all allowances (as listed in the 2022 NJC pay agreement circular dated 1 November 2022)Unless parents qualify for and opt into the SPL scheme the only entitlement that the child’s father (or the mother’s partner) has is two weeks’ paternity leave and pay.

This is not yet agreed and is subject to consultation.

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The Government consultation ended on 9th March 2023 and we are waiting for further guidance.  The likelihood is that the proposal will be implemented.

James Williams – Solicitor

James Williams

I am a qualified Employment Law and HR Solicitor. I specialise in acting for schools and advise on all aspects of employment law and HR including attending employee meetings, advising senior leaders, conducting redundancy consultations, drafting contracts of employment, advising on policies and procedures and negotiating settlement agreements.