Pay review

The School Teachers’ Pay Review Body has published its recommendations for teachers pay from 1st September 2020.

In response, the Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson, has accepted the recommendations in full and has proposed:

  • A 5.5 % increase to the minimum of the main pay range
  • A 2.75 % increase to the minimum and maximum values of all the other pay ranges and allowances for teachers
  • The re-introduction of advisory pay points for the Main and Upper Pay Ranges

It is anticipated that schools will fund this uplift from the previously announced increase in core funding from the DfE over the period 2020 – 2023.

At this stage, the changes announced are provisional. There now follows an 8 week statutory consultation period until 14th September following which the revised School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document will be published and the new salary ranges confirmed.

Schools are strongly advised not to review their pay policy or make any decisions regarding pay until the pay award is confirmed.

Pay decisions will continue to be based on evidence of performance through appraisal so schools should plan to complete their end of year review meetings with teaching staff.

There is no additional specific guidance on how schools should conduct their end of year reviews – but previous DfE advice was clear that they should seek to ensure that no teacher is at a detriment where school closure or disruption due to COVID-19 has impacted on their ability to meet performance targets.

For more information, you can read the Ministerial Statement and the full STRB Report.

We will of course keep you updated with any further announcements regarding Teachers’ Pay throughout the school closure period so keep checking back for the latest news regarding these important changes.

In the meantime, please contact us should you have any further questions.