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24 Sep 2018
Business managers, bursars and secretaries, governors, headteachers of all schools
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Information
30 Nov 2018
2018/285
School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document 2018,

DfE have now published the following documents:

  • School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document 2018
  • Implementing your schools approach to pay – non statutory guidance 2018
  • DfE guide to help school leaders understand and plan for the teachers’ pay grant

This circular describes the process that will be followed to develop a Model Pay Policy for East Sussex maintained schools for 2018/19 and academies that choose to follow East Sussex policies as part of the HR Advisory Service and Complete Pay Service.

School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) 2018

On the afternoon of Friday, 14th September 2018, the DfE published the long awaited School Teachers Pay & Conditions Document (STPCD) 2018, the accompanying non-statutory guidance document and some further news on the funding arrangements that go alongside this

This information came to us in an email directly from the Local Government Association, a copy of which is set out below for your information.

Copy email from DfE to the Local Government Association which has been forwarded to Local Authorities:

Dear colleague,

Following the consultation on the STRB report and the government’s response, the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Order 2018 has now been laid in Parliament, and the STPCD 2018 is published and available online. It also includes information on the Pay Grant.  The links below became available on Friday.

STPCD 2018 https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/740575/School_teachers__pay_and_conditions_document_2018.pdf

Implementing your schools approach to pay – non statutory guidance 2018

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/740578/Implementing_your_approach_to_pay_advice_2018.pdf

DfE guide to help school leaders understand and plan for the teachers’ pay grant

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/teachers-pay-grant-methodology/teachers-pay-grant-methodology

The changes within the STPCD 2018 confirm the amendments to pay (as previously notified to you and are based on:

  • 3.5% to the minimum and maximum of the unqualified pay range and main pay range.
  • 2% to the minimum and maximum of the upper pay range, leading practitioner pay range and all allowances.
  • 1.5% to the minimum and maximum of the leadership pay range.

Next Steps

HR/LA representatives will be meeting with colleagues from our Headteacher Consultation Group on 3rd October 2018 to discuss the East Sussex Model Pay Policy for 2018/19 to include the national pay increases.  We will also be consulting with the teaching unions on behalf of all maintained schools.  

Academies that choose to use East Sussex policies as part of the HR Advisory Service and Complete Pay will also be included in this process.

The earliest possible date for payment will be with the November 2018 salaries, with backdating to (1 Sept 2018) but this may shift depending how quickly local consultations on the model policy can conclude.

Thank you for your continuing patience with the very challenging deadlines that we have been presented with this year.

For further information or where there are any questions please contact: Janet Bowen, Lead HR Consultant, 01273 482087/ Janet.Bowen@eastussex.gov.uk

 

Janet Bowen
Janet Bowen
Lead HR Consultant - Schools

Phone: 01273 482087
Email: janet.bowen@eastsussex.gov.uk