Guidance

School teachers’ pay and conditions: guidance

Guidance to help schools and governing bodies develop their approach to teachers' and school leaders' pay.

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This is for:

  • governing bodies
  • local authorities
  • school leaders
  • school teachers

It applies to local-authority-maintained schools.

It will help schools:

  • carry out changes set out in the 2017 school teachers’ pay and conditions document
  • set school leaders’ pay
  • 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 6 September 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated the document to reflect changes in school teachers’ pay and conditions in 2017.
  2. Added Welsh version of 2016 guidance on implementing your school's approach to pay.
  3. Updated the document to reflect changes in school teachers’ pay and conditions in 2016.
  4. Added a Welsh version of the document.
  5. Expanded on the definition of 'significant change' in relation to new appointments.
  6. Added Welsh translation.
  7. 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.
  8. Added the document 'HR practice in relation to teachers' pay'.
  9. Added Welsh version of the guidance document.
  10. Updated departmental advice to reflect the 2014 school teachers’ pay and conditions document.
  11. Added Welsh version of 'Changes to school teachers' pay and conditions 2014' departmental advice document.
  12. Added 3 more resources about pay determinations.
  13. Added additional document 'Changes to school teachers' pay and conditions 2014'.
  14. First published.