Statutory guidance

School teachers' pay and conditions

Statutory guidance on pay and conditions for teachers in England and Wales for 2018 and 2017.



This statutory guidance is for:

  • local authorities
  • school leaders
  • school teachers
  • governing bodies and their representatives

It relates to local-authority-maintained schools in England and Wales.

Advice on developing your school’s approach to pay is also available.

Statutory guidance sets out what schools and local authorities must do to comply with the law. You should follow the guidance unless you have a very good reason not to.

Published 10 August 2017
Last updated 23 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added the Welsh version of the 'School teachers' pay and conditions document 2018', valid from 1 September 2018.
  2. Added the statutory guidance for 2018.
  3. Added the Welsh version of 'School teachers' pay and conditions document 2017 and guidance on school teachers' pay and conditions' that is valid from 1 September 2017.
  4. First published.