School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) 2019

STPCD 2019 was published on 20 September.

The main headline with regards to pay is:

  • a 2.75% uplift has been applied to the statutory minima and maxima of all pay ranges and allowances.
  • Except for teachers and leaders on the minima of their respective ranges or group ranges, schools must determine – in accordance with their own pay policy – how to take account of the uplift to the national framework in making individual pay progression decisions.

Schools will be asked to fund 2% themselves from existing budgets, with the Government confirming there will be additional funding available via the teachers’ pay grant, for the remaining 0.75% of the increase.

Further information on funding can be found below:

Guidance: Teachers' pay grant methodology

This announcement doesn’t automatically mean all teachers will receive a 2.75 % increase as there are still local decisions to be made by schools in relation to how this is applied. There are differing obligations for maintained schools and academies.

As you may be aware, the STPCD now only prescribes pay ranges with minimum and maximum points. The DfE no longer publishes any pay scale points for reference, either in the STPCD or in Departmental advice documents. The STPCD continues, however, to permit the adoption of fixed pay scale points as the basis for teachers’ pay progression, including by continuing to use previous STPCD pay scale points uprated as appropriate.

You should consider the above guidance when reviewing your Pay Policy this September. If you need any assistance advice regarding the above, our team of Human Resources professionals will be able to assist you.

For further information, please contact Craig Vincent – Head of HR Consultancy Services by email or by telephone on 0113 302 4703.

Current HR Retainer clients can contact their assigned regional contact.

Please see the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document for more information.

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