"Like to say a huge thank you to everyone for all their hard work."
"We are grateful for all the measures put in place and the support has been second to none."
"Home learning was clear and easy to follow, topical and expanded on learning to further capture imagination."
"School did amazing with all help through lockdown and gave me massive confidence that all safety measures were put in place for my child to go back."
"Brilliant communication and fantastic support on a daily basis from."
"Please keep up the fab work these are unprecedented times we live in and I think you have done more than enough for the children and young people plus and their families."
"I felt fully informed at all times during Lockdown, by phone calls, messages etc. My worries, concerns about sending my child back to school were answered and I felt happy overall."
"Felt really supported by the school during lock down with weekly phone calls"
"I felt the school was helpful and supportive during the pandemic and considered me and my child's needs and wellbeing constantly."
"School went well above their requirements during lock down. We never felt as if we were on our own, we always knew we could contact someone if needed. All the staff have been amazing during a very difficult time."
"Excellent support from staff. Thank you"
"Thank you .... you're all doing an amazing job"
"Whilst not ideal, you are working hard to keep the children safe and in a stable routine. Thank you."
"Thank you for the updates and the way you keep our children and staff safe."
"Hope you are keeping yourself safe too."
"Well done! Very challenging times for everyone and I think you’re doing great considering no one knows how to deal with this new horrible virus"

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September 2020 Pay Award for Staff

We are pleased to provide an update to all staff in respect of the current position regarding the Pay Award for staff on Non-Teaching & Teacher and Terms and Conditions. Non-Teaching Terms & Conditions Staff You may be aware of negotiations that have been taking place in relation to Green Book pay, which sets out the terms and conditions the majority of non-Teachers are employed on. The Government’s final pay offer was an uplift of 2.75% which would increase the minimum hourly rate from £9 to £9.25 Union consultations ran to mid-August 2020 and the proposals were accepted by majority decision of the Unions. As such, Nexus MAT has adopted the pay award and it will now be implemented with the effective date of 1 April 2020. Our payroll provider, Rotherham Council, has informed us this uplift will be reflected in the October 2020 pay run. Teacher Terms & Conditions Staff In its ‘30th Report 2020’, The School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) recommended a higher uplift for those early in their career with the minimum of the Main Pay Range (MPR) increased by 5.5%. For the minima and maxima of all other pay ranges and allowances for teachers and school leaders, it is recommended that these are uplifted by 2.75%. In addition, for September 2020, the STRB also recommend advisory pay points are reintroduced on the MPR and Upper Pay Range (UPR). The Secretary of State for Education has stated his intent to recommend these changes to Parliament. The legal consultation process on the STRB recommendations for the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document 2020 (STPCD) is for a period of 8 weeks and started from 21 July 2020 with an end date of 14 September 2020. Thereafter, the STPCD 2020 will be laid before Parliament for a 3- week period, commencing 21 September 2020. It will become a Statutory Instrument in law after 21 days i.e. week commencing 12 October 2020. We anticipate all of these recommendations to be accepted and passed into law, and are therefore sharing this information now. All provisions in this regard will be backdated to 1 September 2020. We expect this to be reflected in pay packets by December 2020, if not earlier. If you require any further information on the pay award for teachers and support staff please make enquires in the school office or contact the Nexus Central Team (Finance or HR team) on 01709 257277

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