2019 Teachers Pay Update

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The School Teachers’ Pay Review Body (STRB) has today published its recommendations for teachers pay from September 2019 and recommended a 2.75% uplift to the minimum and maximum values of the pay ranges and allowances for all teachers and school leaders.

In response the Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds, has indicated in a written statement for the House of Commons today that the Government intends to accept in full these recommendations.

As in recent years the Secretary of State confirmed schools will still have discretion to continue to determine how this pay award is implemented at a local level based on evidence of performance.

To support the implementation of this pay award an additional £105 million will be invested in the Teachers’ Pay grant in the 2019/20 financial year. Details about how this additional grant will be allocated will be shared by the Dfe once the pay award is confirmed.

At this stage the increases announced are provisional. There now follows a statutory consultation period on this proposed award for 8 weeks.  Following this the 2019 edition of the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document will be published and the new teacher salary ranges confirmed in mid September.

Schools / Academies will need to consider carefully how to implement any changes at a local level and in accordance with their own local pay policy.  Maintained Schools in Kent will also want consider any guidance issued by the Local Authority on how the pay award might be implemented at a county level.

The Teacher Salary Assessment (TSA) spreadsheets have recently been issued to SPS customers. Schools / Academies are advised not to confirm any uplift to their salary framework for teachers or return the TSA spreadsheet until the pay award is confirmed.

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.

You can read the STRB report here.

The Secretary of State’s written statement to the House of Commons can be read here.