You are here:

Last reviewed on 23 April 2021
Ref: 11541
School types: All · School phases: All

School staff employed under the STPCD and the Green Book can receive recruitment and retention awards in certain circumstances. Read guidance, including union advice, and download our template letter for notifying staff when you want to grant a payment.

Teachers can receive benefits or payments as a recruitment reward

Teachers employed under the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) can receive payments, financial assistance, support or benefits from the relevant body – usually your school’s governing body – as recruitment or retention incentives.

Incentives can be awarded as considered necessary.

An example could be a salary advance scheme for a rental deposit.

This is explained in paragraph 27.1 (page 30) of the STPCD linked above.

If your school does not follow the terms of the STPCD, you are free to set out your own rules on recruitment and retention awards.

Regular, formal reviews must be held to oversee the process

The review should be held by the relevant body and needs to make clear:

  • The expected duration of these awards
  • The review date after which they may be withdrawn

Teachers on

More from The Key

KSG_Graphic_3x1_5_600x900.jpg

Bitesize training with a big impact

Our on-demand training has your whole board covered and lets them learn at a time and pace that suits them.

Help your new governors hit the ground running with our expertly-designed induction training, and our role-specific courses support your link governors develop key skills and confidence in their role.

Illustration_INSET_ads_cut.original.jpg

New eLearning: DSL refresher training

Your DSL’s training should be refreshed at least once every 2 years. 

Designed in collaboration with safeguarding experts, our 2.5 hour online refresher training course reminds DSLs how to put their knowledge into practice, with in-depth, real-world scenarios.

 

The Key has taken great care in publishing this article. However, some of the article's content and information may come from or link to third party sources whose quality, relevance, accuracy, completeness, currency and reliability we do not guarantee. Accordingly, we will not be held liable for any use of or reliance placed on this article's content or the links or downloads it provides. This article may contain information sourced from public sector bodies and licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.