September 2015 Pay and Conditions Guidance

August 11th, 2015

The DfE has published the new guidance on school teachers’ pay and conditions.  The guidance applies to teachers employed by a local authority or by the governing body of a foundation, voluntary aided or foundation special school.  It does not apply to academies.

No major changes to pay and conditions from previous years, the guidance simply adopts the School Teachers Review Board recommendations in their 25th report for the new pay award:

  • A 1% uplift has been applied to the statutory minima and maxima of all pay ranges in the national pay framework, including allowances, with two exceptions – a 2% increase to the maximum of the main pay range and no increase to the maxima of the eight headteacher pay group ranges.
  • Where a classroom teacher/leadership group member is paid on the minimum of their pay range/band, their salary – excluding any allowances – must be uplifted to the new minimum.
  • For all other classroom teachers/leadership group members, schools must determine – in accordance with their own pay policy – how to apply the uplift to individual salaries and pay ranges and how to take account of the uplift to the national framework in making individual pay progression decisions.

The new pay award has effect from 1 September 2015 by virtue of the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Order 2015.

Holly Stout

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