Education and young people


Teachers Pay: STRB Remit for 2021 - the national employers (NEOST) have published their response to the STRB. You will find this and all the relevant information available on our ‘one stop’ web page for teachers pay 2021.

National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) announcement

This LGA fact sheet provides you with an overview of the reformed suite of NPQs to be introduced in September 2021 along with some DfE responses to FAQ’s. In summary, the three existing NPQs in senior leadership, headship and executive leadership have been refreshed. The existing Leadership NPQ has also been replaced with three new specialist NPQs covering leading teacher development, teaching and behaviour, and culture specialist areas.

Early Career Framework Reforms

The Early Career Framework (ECF) reforms provide a funded entitlement to a structured two-year package of professional development from September 2021 for all early career teachers in England. This Early Career Framework Reforms update includes information on the statutory provisions that have now been laid before parliament as well as some DfE responses to  FAQs.

LGA Workforce round-up re schools - 8 January 2021

View all the relevant headlines and updated government and LGA guidance for all schools in England, following the Prime Ministers announcement on 4 January and subsequent DfE guidance on 7 January 2021 restriction of attendance in schools during the national lockdown.

School teachers' pay 2021

All the information you will need in relation to school teachers’ pay for September 2021 as we move through the process towards the summer 2021 when we hope that the final STPCD will be published.

NEOST well-being guide 

Working through the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be an immensely challenging time. Please do refer to our well-being guide designed for schools and trusts, which provides some ideas and reminders for managing the well-being of all staff working in education throughout the pandemic.  

A checklist for recruiting overseas teachers under the new immigration system from 1 January 2021

As we transition towards leaving the European Union on 31 December 2020 schools workforce colleagues may find this checklist for recruiting overseas teachers helpful. 

Universal catch up premium and National Tutoring Programme – LGA summary fact sheet

Key facts and employment guidance in relation to the universal catch up premium (£650m) and the National Tutoring Programme (£350m). Providing brief descriptions on the different ‘catch up’ funding programmes available and sharing guidance to support schools wishing to employ Academic Mentors.

Teachers' pay 2020

View all the relevant documentation including the national employers (NEOST) responses to the STRB and to government on the draft STPCD, alongside links to the final STPCD 2020 and the STRB 30th report. 

Joint schools' guidance current rules on quarantine and self isolation with regards hospital admission 19 June

In collaboration with ASCL and NAHT unions the LGA have agreed joint guidance for schools on how to best manage the Government’s current quarantine rules and NHS requirement for self-isolation with regards planned hospital admission.

NEOST staff wellbeing guide for schools and trusts - 16 June 2020

This NEOST staff wellbeing guide provides schools and trusts with information and guidance as well as signposting to other resources to best support the wellbeing of their staff, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additional LGA guidance on schools opening - updated 22 May 2020

The government announced that primary schools in England should be planning to open more widely from 1 June 2020. This LGA guidance deals only with primary schools. Read the additional LGA guidance on schools opening - 22 May 2020.

Guidance following DfE publication of planning guide for primary schools (15 May 2020)

LGA workforce guidance following DfE publication of planning guide for primary schools – 15 May 2020

LGA COVID-19 schools' guidance: updated 7 April (from 3 April)

Further guidance was issued by the DfE regarding schools overnight on 31 March 2020. This additional LGA Workforce advice is designed to take you through some outstanding issues, and to provide clarity on where we have an update and where we are still pushing for additional information.

COVID-19: notice periods for teachers and school leaders (30 March 2020)

Final Joint statement - COVID-19 guidance - notice periods for teachers and school leaders

COVID-19: closure of schools (20 March 2020)

The purpose of this guidance on closure of schools is to support schools and councils to make decisions and manage the workforce implications for both teachers and school support staff as a result of the closure of their schools by the end of the school day today (20 March) for the foreseeable future for everyone apart from the children of critical workers and the most vulnerable children.

We advise the employers' sides and conduct negotiations with unions in determining national pay and conditions for:

  • schoolteachers
  • youth and community workers
  • Soulbury officers
  • teachers in residential establishments.

For non-local authority employers who apply the national agreements, the LGA provides guidance and support as well as access to LGA events via its Employer Link service – for details of this service or to make enquiries about what membership could provide for your organisation, visit Employer Link or enquire via email at info@employerlink.co.uk.