Head Teacher FAQs

Here you will find answers to some of the common questions you as a Head Teacher may have or a member of your team may have asked you.

Pay

How does a supply teacher submit their time worked on mySelf?

Employee’s must submit pay claims through their mySelf account. An infographic demonstrating the process can be downloaded here.

An employee has submitted a pay claim and has not been paid.

Check against the pay deadlines to ensure the claim was submitted in time. You can access the most up to date pay deadlines here.

How do I apply for a Faster Payment?

Information on Faster Payments can be found here.

When are employees entitled to sick pay?

Information on sick pay can be found here.

How will I know if a claim isn’t able to be authorised?

Information regarding temporary teacher payments can be found here.

Recruitment

I am due to start a new post with NLC, how can I find out my start date?

Visit the Recruitment FAQ’s page on myNL to find the answers to our most common questions, you can access this here.

How do I apply for a job with NLC?

You can find jobs with NLC by visiting myjobscotland. More information regarding the recruitment process can be found here.

Leavers & Retirement

What is the notice period a teacher must give when resigning from their position?

For Unpromoted and Associated Professionals 4 working weeks’ notice is required.

For promoted posts an 8-week period of which 4 must be working weeks are required.

I have multiple jobs with NLC and wish to resign from only one, how do I do it?

All NLC employees now submit their resignations through mySelf, information on resignation. Information on resignation for Teachers & Associated Professionals can be found here.

When logged into mySelf click on the face icon to view your profile. At the top of the screen select ‘Employment’. Click on the post you wish to resign from to view information about the post. At the bottom of this page there is a ‘Resignation notification’ complete this. Please note if you have multiples posts and wish to resign from them all, click the box beside ‘Resign from all positions’ .

How does a teacher hand in their resignation notice?

All NLC employees now submit their resignations through mySelf, information on resignation. Information on resignation for Teachers & Associated Professionals can be found here.

When logged into mySelf click on the face icon to view your profile. At the top of the screen select ‘Employment’. Click on the post you wish to resign from to view information about the post. At the bottom of this page there is a ‘Resignation notification’ complete this. Please note if you have multiples posts and wish to resign from them all, click the box beside ‘Resign from all positions’ .

What is the process for a teacher retiring?

Information for teachers and associated professionals considering retirement can be found here.

Employee Relations

What are the disciplinary stages?

Information on the disciplinary stages for teachers and disciplinary framework can be found here.

Who do I inform about a death in service?

The relevant HR Operations team for your service should be notified to prevent any overpayment of salary and Employee Relations for further guidance.

mySelf/myTeam

How does a teacher access their mySelf account?

Guides on how to access and use mySelf can be found here.

How do I use myTeam?

Guides on how to access and use myTeam can be found here.

How can an invigilator access mySelf?

A guide on how invigilators can access and use mySelf can be found here.

Maternity Leave

How many days is maternity leave is a teacher entitled to?

Employee Guidance on maternity leave for teachers can be found here.

Employee Change Forms

What is an employee change form?

Employee Change Forms have been developed as a replacement of the Notification of Change Form.

How do I notify the Employee Service Centre of a change?

Information on Employee Changes forms and links to complete the forms can be found here.

Please ensure you follow the information for emails ending with “northlan.org.uk”

Misc.

What am I entitled to if my personal property is damaged?

Information on the compensation scheme can be found here.

What is the Scottish Attainment Challenge?

Information on the Scottish Attainment Challenge can be found here.

Who can Buy and Bank Leave?

Unfortunately for now teachers and associated professionals are unable to Buy or Bank Leave.

Single Status staff within educational establishments can Buy Leave, however due to the nature of holidays cannot Bank Leave.

More information can be found on the Buy and Bank FAQ page.

How do I cancel Union payments?

In the first instance the employee should contact the Union directly.

Once they have done this, they should email ESC-HelpDeskTeam@northlan.gov.uk to inform ESC of the change.

What should I do if a teacher doesn’t go on strike?

Information on Industrial Action for Teaching Staff can be found here.

Updated on 14th April 2023

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