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School teachers' pay 2023

This page brings together all the information you will need in relation to school teachers’ pay in 2023/24. The LGA provides the secretariat for NEOST (National Employers Organisation for School Teachers).

The Department for Education (DfE) has now published the School Teachers' pay and conditions document (STPCD) 2023 which was published and came into force on 13 October (backdated to 1 September 2023).  

Headlines on teachers’ pay award for 2023

The Government has accepted the STRB’s recommendations for 2023/24 teacher pay awards in full. The publication of the STRB’s 33rd Report was aligned to the publication of a joint statement made by the Government and the education unions NEU, NASUWT, NAHT and ASCL. The headlines are a:

  • 6.5 per cent uplift to all pay points and allowances for both teachers and leaders, apart from
  • higher uplift for M1 of 7.1 per cent for England and 6.8 per cent for the Fringe.

Estimated timeline

For draft STPCD to become final STPCD 2023:

  • 13 October 2023, STPCD 2023 Teachers Pay Order laid in Parliament
  • 13 October – 2 November 2023, 21-day praying period (change during this time is highly unlikely but this allows MPs to raise any objections on the Teachers' Pay Order)
  • 3 November 2023, the Praying period ends in Parliament and this is the formal end of the process
  • pay award backdated to 1 September 2023.


The teachers pay award is  being funded, via an additional £525m  in 2023-24, and £900m in 2024-25. The DfE estimate that this is equivalent to the full costs of the pay award as it adds an additional 3 per cent of funding to the 3.5 per cent (DfE estimated was affordable and budgeted for) in the average school. In addition, the SoS announced an extension to the support currently available to individual schools facing the most difficult financial circumstances by up to £40m.

You can find DfE further guidance for schools and local authorities on the teachers' pay additional grant: allocations for 2023 to 2024 financial year. The DfE have confirmed that CETs are not included in the new Teachers’ Pay Additional Grant.

National Employers' Organisation for School Teachers (NEOST) 

NEOST is the statutory recognised national employer representative body for school teachers. The LGA provides the Secretariat to NEOST, which represents education authorities and other employers of school teachers in maintained schools in England and Wales. Find out more