Part 7 of the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) gives details of the statutory contractual framework for teachers and the duties and working time for teachers and the Head in maintained schools.

Converter academies usually inherit the STPCD’s provisions in the contracts of staff employed at the point of transfer; other non-maintained schools typically use them as the starting point for teaching staff’s job profiles.

This topic sets out the key provisions in the STPCD as well as additional requirements for teaching staff in faith and boarding schools. Detailed information about teaching and learning responsibility payments, the special educational needs allowance and movement to the upper pay range can be found in the Pay topic. Information about the standards that underpin performance-based pay progression decisions, and form the basis of appraisal, in England can be found in the topic on The Teachers’ Standards.

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