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teachers pay award

As you may be aware, the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) recommendations for the pay awards for 2017/2018 have been accepted by the Government.

We will be amending the Teachers Pay Scales held in the payroll system, for those using Serco as their payroll provider, as follows:

  • 2% uplift on the minimum and maximum of the main pay ranges, inclusive of a 2% uplift on all reference points in between, to include MPS 6a and 6b.
  • 1% uplift on the minima and maxima of the upper pay range, the unqualified teacher pay range and the leading practitioner pay range, inclusive of 1% uplift to all reference points within these ranges.
  • 1% uplift to the minima and maxima of the leadership group pay range, including an uplift of 1% to all reference point in between (inclusive of head teacher group pay ranges).

In addition it has been agreed to:

  • Apply 1% uplift to the minima and maxima of the Teaching and Learning Responsibility (TLR) and Special Educational Needs (SEN) allowance ranges.

Whilst the reference points held on the payroll system reflect a 2% increase, as that was thought to be the most common change applied, it is important that Governing Bodies consider the affordability of any uplift applied to reference points they choose to have in place.

Before moving to change any salary each school should ensure that Governors have made an initial decision on pay. We therefore recommend that this is tabled at your next/upcoming GB meeting.

There is also a requirement to consult with staff and unions on what is proposed. Trade Unions will recommend schools implement 2% across the main pay range. It should however be noted that the position remains that all increases in pay should be performance related and there is no requirement to apply the same percentage across the range.

Revised pay scales will be uploaded onto the Grid shortly. It is envisaged that the most common options taken applied will be to either apply 2% across the main pay range or apply 2% to the M1 and M6b and then 1% for M2-M6a. Tables showing this are set out below:

1%

 

England & Wales

Fringe Area

 

 

2016

2017

2016

2017

Minimum

M1

22,467

22,917

23,547

24,018

 

M2

24,243

24,486

25,321

25,575

 

M3

26,192

26,454

27,269

27,542

 

M4

28,207

28,490

29,292

29,585

 

M5

30,430

30,735

31,508

31,824

 

M6a

32,835

33,164

33,913

34,253

Maximum

M6b

33,160

33,824

34,249

34,934

 

2%

 

England & Wales

Fringe Area

 

 

2016

2017

2016

2017

Minimum

M1

22,467

22,917

23,547

24,018

 

M2

24,243

24,728

25,321

25,828

 

M3

26,192

26,716

27,269

27,815

 

M4

28,207

28,772

29,292

29,878

 

M5

30,430

31,039

31,508

32,139

 

M6a

32,835

33,492

33,913

34,592

Maximum

M6b

33,160

33,824

34,249

34,934

 

For those schools using Serco as their payroll provider:

As at 1 September all Teachers pay, other than those on the first point of each scale, were moved from their current pay reference point onto reference point 0 - a spot salary, retaining their salary value as at 31st August 2017. Each individual school now has the discretion to award a pay increase to Teachers as appropriate and within the remit of the schools budget.

Should you wish to implement a pay award only, in line with the above, you will need to go into the SAP Portal PRP System and place your Teachers back onto their pay reference point as at 31st August.  

If you wish to implement a performance award as well as the above pay award you can place the teacher on a higher reference point than before.

If you wish to implement your own value of a pay / performance award please utilise the ‘0’ pay reference point to uplift pay as appropriate.