School teachers’ pay and conditions: guidance

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



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