The final version of the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document 2013 has just been published and is available at:
It brings in major changes to teachers’ pay, particularly in relation to performance-related pay progression. This checklist may assist you in establishing that you have the necessary policies and procedures in place so that you can make pay decisions in September 2014 that are justified and underpinned by a secure evidence base.
Communication with teachers is key to implementing successful performance-related pay progression, effective from 1 September 2014. You should set objectives as soon as possible, preferably no later than 31 October 2013. You should continue to talk to teachers throughout the academic year 2013/14 so they understand what is required of them, as defined by your pay and appraisal policies. Under-performance should be highlighted to teachers and followed up in writing. Mentoring, support and training should be given to assist under-performing teachers to achieve good performance.
The NAHT has produced updated model pay policies and associated guidance. In addition, we have updated many of our advice documents and written new guidance to assist you. These are available fromtheadvice and support section of our website at www.naht.org.uk
* AST/ET posts cease to exist on 31 August 2013. If you have such designated teachers within your school and you have not made alternative provision for them, you should contact your personnel/legal services provider as a matter of urgency.
See links to all the key documents and advice on the left of this page.
Page Published: 29/08/2013