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Find out about the relationship between performance-related pay, performance objectives and progression. Get top tips from our education experts to help you keep your appraisal procedures sound.

How teachers’ performance links to their progression

For teachers employed under the STPCD

The relevant body (usually the governing board) must annually consider whether to increase the salary of teachers who have completed a year of employment since the previous annual pay determination.

Pay decisions must be "clearly attributable" to the teacher's performance, and pay progression should be linked to “continued good performance”, as defined in your pay policy. 

This is set out in paragraph 19.2 of the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD).

Find out more about the statutory requirements for teachers' appraisal.

Academies

Academies are free to set their own pay and conditions for new staff, or to renegotiate for existing staff. Staff whose employment transferred to the academy at the point of conversion will continue to be employed under the terms in the STPCD, unless renegotiated.

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