Education and young people


School teachers’ pay 2023

View all the available school teachers' pay 2023 documentation.

School teachers’ pay 2022

View all the available school teachers' pay 2022 documentation including the NEOST evidence to the STRB for 2022.

Keeping Children safe in Education – online recruitment checks

The Keeping Children safe in Education statutory guidance is regularly updated, with a reference to conducting online searches of applicants contained in the latest iteration, due to come into force from September 2022.

What school leaders and those governing should expect from each other

Read this updated guidance produced by a collaboration of leading education sector organisations aims to improve the effectiveness of governance.

Teachers in residential establishments

Agreement has been reached on the 2021 pay and allowances for those covered by the Joint National Committee for Teachers in Residential Establishments (JNCTRE).

School teachers' pay 2021

View all the relevant documentation including the final STPCD 2021 and the national employers (NEOST) responses to government and the STRB on teachers’ pay for 2021/22.

ASCL, LGA, NAHT and NEU Joint School Workforce - Joint Guidance on International Travel 27 May 2021

School leaders, teachers and staff have worked hard to keep schools open and minimise the disruption to our children’s safety, wellbeing and education over the last 15 months.  We know that staff continue to be committed to minimising the disruption for children.  This guidance is designed to help maintain continuity for children as much as possible as we continue to manage our way out of the pandemic.

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

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.

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.

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.