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School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document 2017 released - time to review your approach?

10 August 2017

The Department for Education has today issued 2017’s School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document. This rubber stamps the proposals issued recently as proposed by the School Review Body. In short, there is a 1% uplift to the maximum and minimum pay ranges for all teachers apart for the main scale which is 2%.

As has been common in recent years, this guidance has appeared with very little time for schools to take time to reflect on their pay policy and whether it is fit for purpose. The change from time served to performance related pay is well embedded in many schools but not all. Whilst there will not be time now to do it before September, a well-drawn pay policy that links a thought through pay scale to progression on an individual basis is an asset to any school that applies it effectively. Time spent on this over the next academic year would not be wasted.

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