Date lodged: 15 December 2016
To ask the Scottish Government how arrangements for teacher salaries are determined for grant-aided special schools and whether they are covered by the Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers.
Answered by: John Swinney 30 December 2016
The Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers (SNCT) sets out the pay and conditions of service for teachers and associated professionals employed by Scottish Councils. As grant-aided special schools are independent of Scottish Councils and the Scottish Government, pay and conditions set by the SNCT do not automatically apply. It is for each grant-aided special school and its Board of Governors to decide if they wish to apply the SNCT pay and conditions to their teachers as part of their role as employers.