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Statutory guidance

School teachers' pay and conditions 2016

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



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.

This guidance replaces the 2015 school teachers’ pay and conditions document (STPCD).

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.