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Teachers employed under the STPCD must be considered for pay progression annually. See DfE guidance on judging performance on the main pay range (MPR), and read expert advice on how to assess teachers' performance and who ultimately makes the decision.

The School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) sets out pay and conditions for teachers in maintained schools. The STPCD also applies to teachers whose employment transferred to an academy at the point of conversion.

Academies and free schools are free to determine their own pay and conditions for new staff, or renegotiate pay and conditions of existing staff, but they may choose to follow the STPCD.

You must consider increasing teachers’ pay annually

This applies to teachers who have completed 1 year of employment since any previous pay adjustment. The decision should be clearly linked to the teacher’s performance and any increase in salary should fall within one of the relevant pay ranges set out in the STPCD.

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