The Government want to reform the existing rigid national pay and conditions rules to give schools greater freedoms to pay good teachers more.
The Department consulted teacher and head teacher unions, employers and governor representatives on changes to the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document (the Document) and the accompanying statutory guidance for September 2010. The main changes result from decisions made following a series of recent School Teachers Review Body (STRB) recommendations, including changes to pay scales to implement the 2.3% pay increase, and to pay arrangements for teachers of pupils with special educational needs (SEN). We received nine responses to the statutory consultation on the Document which ended on
In addition there was a request to amend the teaching and learning responsibility (TLR) provisions; and eight requests to refer the matter of a proposed upper limit on leadership group remuneration to the STRB. Outside the consultation, seven teacher and head teacher unions also wrote to the Secretary of State about the proposal to implement an upper limit on leadership group remuneration. The Secretary of State wrote to the Chair of the STRB on
The Department also recently consulted on changes to the statutory guidance which accompanies the Document. Nine responses were received to the statutory consultation which ended on