The Secretary of State wrote a letter to schools on 15 May 2013 following circulation of a NUT/NASUWT pay policy checklist into schools. The Secretary of State enclosed information to schools about where he considers the NASUWT/NUT checklist fails to meet statutory requirements.
On 21 February 2012, the Secretary of State for Education asked the independent School Teachers' Review Body (STRB) to review current provisions for teachers’ pay with a view to raising the status of the profession and contributing to improving the standard of teaching in our schools. The STRB’s 21st report is in response to that remit.
Following the acceptance of the recommendations in the STRB's 21st report of 5 December 2012, the government has now published the draft School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document 2013 (STPCD) together with departmental advice, which has been produced to assist schools in reviewing and revising their approach to teachers’ pay.
The STPCD 2013 will come into effect from 1 September 2013. This version is being issued now to give schools and employers advance notice of the changes to the system that will come into effect so that they can review and revise their pay policies during the summer term. We will be revising the document at a later stage to reflect the outcomes of the STRB’s 22nd remit relating to the 2013 pay award. Following publication of the 22nd report, the department will lay a pay order before Parliament that will give the 2013 STPCD statutory force.
You can find the 21st report in our publications section. You can read the remit letter and the government’s response to the 21st report and find a link to the Q&A about the 21st report and STPCD 2013 on this page. You can also read a fact sheet setting out what this means for teachers. We have also produced a myths and facts document that responds to several issues that have been raised with us in correspondence.
The key recommendations in the STRB’s 21st report were:
The Secretary of State invited consultees who contributed to the STRB process to comment on the STRB's report and the proposed government response by 4 January 2013. He then considered consultees' comments prior to confirming the government's response in a letter to the Chair of the STRB.
A further period of consultation on the content of a revised School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) was held with the Statutory Consultees prior to its publication.
On 17 January 2013 the Secretary of State issued a further remit letter to the STRB regarding the application of the 1 per cent pay uplift for 2013. The Department submitted its evidence to the STRB on Monday, 18 February.
Following the publication of the recommendations of the STRB’s 22nd report, the STPCD 2013 will be updated to reflect the pay award for September 2013 and formally published with statutory force.
On 17 April 2013, the Secretary of State issued another remit letter to the STRB. The Secretary of State has asked the review body to put forward its recommendations on leadership pay, teachers’ non-pay conditions of service, allowances and salary safeguarding. They have been asked to submit their report and recommendations by 10 January 2014.
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21 February 2012.
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The Secretary of State's evidence to the School Teachers' Review Body (STRB) on 16 May 2012.
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Letter confirming the Government’s response to the STRB’s Twenty-First Report.
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Information about the Secretary of State’s remit to the STRB regarding the application of the 1 per cent pay uplift for 2013.
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Details on the case put by Michael Gove for reform of teachers' pay.
Details on recommendations made by the School Teachers' Review Body regarding performance-related pay.
Questions and answers about the School Teacher's Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) 2013 and the School Teachers' Review Body's (STRB's) 21st report 2012.
Information about what mechanisms are in place to review teachers' pay and how often this is done.
Departmental advice set out to help schools to review and revise teachers pay in relation to the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) 2013.