Guidance

School teachers’ pay and conditions: guidance

Guidance to help schools and governance boards develop their approach to teachers' and school leaders' pay.

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This is for:

  • school leaders
  • school teachers
  • governance boards
  • multi-academy trusts
  • local authorities
  • trade unions

It applies to all maintained schools and academies.

It will help schools:

  • set school leaders’ pay
  • reduce workload in the pay and appraisal process
  • manage performance-related pay progression
  • meet their equalities responsibilities
  • use appropriate evidence when making appraisal and pay decisions
  • manage pay decision appeals
Published 8 August 2013
Last updated 15 March 2019 + show all updates
  1. Replaced 'Implementing your school’s approach to pay' document with 2019 updated version.
  2. Updated the document to reflect changes in school teachers’ pay and conditions in 2018.
  3. Updated the document to reflect changes in school teachers’ pay and conditions in 2017.
  4. Added Welsh version of 2016 guidance on implementing your school's approach to pay.
  5. Updated the document to reflect changes in school teachers’ pay and conditions in 2016.
  6. Added a Welsh version of the document.
  7. Expanded on the definition of 'significant change' in relation to new appointments.
  8. Added Welsh translation.
  9. Updated departmental advice to reflect the 2015 school teachers’ pay and conditions document. Incorporated the previously separate 'HR practice in relation to teachers' pay' document.
  10. Added the document 'HR practice in relation to teachers' pay'.
  11. Added Welsh version of the guidance document.
  12. Updated departmental advice to reflect the 2014 school teachers’ pay and conditions document.
  13. Added Welsh version of 'Changes to school teachers' pay and conditions 2014' departmental advice document.
  14. Added 3 more resources about pay determinations.
  15. Added additional document 'Changes to school teachers' pay and conditions 2014'.
  16. First published.