STOP PRESS: 2017 School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document published today


The 2017 School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document has been published today.  This includes confirmation of the new teaching salary values which will be payable from 1st September 2017.

The following changes have been applied to the national pay frameworks:

  • A 2% increase has been applied to the statutory minima and maxima of the main pay range
  • A 1% increase to the minima and maxima of the other pay ranges in the national pay framework, including allowances.

Where a classroom teacher is paid on the minimum of their pay range, their salary must be uplifted to the new minimum.

Where a teacher is currently paid at the maximum of their range they may also move to the new ceiling value – subject to evidence of meeting the criteria for pay progression within the school.

For all other classroom teachers, schools must determine, based on evidence of performance and in accordance with their own pay policy, how to take account of the uplift to the national framework in making individual pay progression decisions.

The minimum and maximum of the TLR and SEN allowance values have also increased by 1%.  Schools should ensure no teacher is receiving an allowance beneath these new minimum values.  Schools may determine the increase applied to allowances currently in payment within the ranges.

Schools should ensure all pay decisions are informed by evidence of performance as provided by the appraisal process.

An updated model pay policy and salary scale are available on the SPS website.

In the meantime, the new STPCD can be viewed here.

Please contact your SPS team should you have any queries regarding this year’s changes to teachers’ pay.