Statutory guidance

School teachers' pay and conditions

Statutory guidance on pay and conditions for teachers in England.

Applies to England

Documents

School teachers' pay and conditions document 2021 and guidance on school teachers’ pay and conditions (valid from 1 September 2021)

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Details

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.

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.

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Published 10 August 2017
Last updated 1 October 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added 'School teachers’ pay and conditions document 2021 and guidance on school teachers’ pay and conditions'.

  2. Added ‘Modification of School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document 2020’ which allows schools to provide an additional optional inset (in service training) day in the 2020 to 2021 academic year.

  3. Updated with 'School teachers' pay and conditions document 2020 and guidance on school teachers’ pay and conditions (valid from 1 September 2020)'.

  4. Added 'School teachers' pay and conditions document 2019 and guidance on school teachers’ pay and conditions (valid from 1 September 2019)'.

  5. Added the Welsh version of the 'School teachers' pay and conditions document 2018', valid from 1 September 2018.

  6. Added the statutory guidance for 2018.

  7. 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.

  8. First published.