School teachers' pay and conditions Q&As

These Questions and Answers (Q&As) on pay and terms & conditions have been formulated by the LGA Schools Sounding Board members who are experienced at applying the STPCD and Burgundy Book in their authorities.


These Q&As have been devised to assist local authorities and schools HR services as guidance for those employers that apply the Burgundy Book and the STPCD. However, local circumstances will vary and any action planned as a result of the LGA Q&As should be verified with your council’s own legal advisers.

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The Q&As

Continuous service table

Continuous service table

Deduction of a day’s pay

Deduction of a day’s pay

Head teachers’ pay

Head teachers’ pay

Historical pay settlements 1996 to present

Historical pay settlements 1996 to present

Maternity pay

Maternity pay

Resignations at Easter

Resignations at Easter

Safeguarding pay

Safeguarding pay

Sick leave/pay

Sick leave/pay

Teaching & Learning Responsibility (TLR) payments

Teaching & Learning Responsibility (TLR) payments

Teachers’ appraisal pay

Teachers’ appraisal pay