Last reviewed on 22 October 2021
School types: All · School phases: All
Ref: 6990

Find out whether the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) and Burgundy Book apply in your school and get an overview of the key requirements they cover.

The terms and conditions depend on your school type

Community and voluntary controlled (VC) schools

Your teachers are bound by the: 

  • School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD)
  • Conditions of Service for School Teachers in England and Wales (Burgundy Book)

Academies The School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) and the Conditions of Service for School Teachers in England and Wales (Burgundy Book) apply to teachers in academies whose employment transferred to an academy at the point of conversion from a maintained school. For all other teachers, your trust is free to either set its own terms and conditions or use the documents above