Surrey Maintained Schools and PRUs
The HR content within these web pages is specifically tailored to Surrey maintained schools (including PRUs).
Most of the content is restricted to registered HR customers. Log in first and use the menu on the right to browse HR content areas or, if you have a particular topic in mind, you can also try our A-Z topics list.
Education HR Online
Our alternative website - Education HR Online - is available to all our other HR and DBS customers and is offered as standard with our HR packages. If you have not already done so, please visit Education HR Online to register today and gain access to the subscriber content.
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Workshops running this term in Surrey:
- Introduction to Education HR for Admin Officers
- Managing and Processing DBS Checks
- Adult Mental Health First Aid
- Training for Appraisers: Teachers
- Training for Appraisers: Support Staff
- Safer Recruitment for School Managers
Daily HR Support: Operating Hours and Contact Information
Our HR Remote Service Desk can be contacted on 0800 073 4444 (option 3 for HR; option 4 for DBS) during the following hours:
Term time: Monday to Thursday 08.00 - 17.30; Friday 08.00 - 16.00
During school closure periods: Monday to Friday 09.30 - 16.00
Reduced Service Days
Occasionally our HR Remote Service Help Desk team are required to attend meetings or training sessions during normal working hours. During these times voicemail will be in operation. Messages will be returned as soon as possible.
Dates when this will occur in the Autumn Term 2019 are:
24th September 2019: 10.30am - 2.30pm
5th November 2019: 10.30am - 2.30pm
17th December 2019: 10.30am - 3.30pm
01/10/19: Autumn term edition of 'HR Brief': our employment law and education policy round-up for HR
We've just released the latest version of our detailed termly employment law, pay and education policy update. Log in and visit our Autumn Term 2019 updates page to download.
23/09/19: Final Version of STPCD 2019/20 published
The School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Order 2019 was laid before Parliament on Friday 20th September, it will become a Statutory Instrument in law after 21 days on 11th October 2019 with its provisions back-dated to 1st September 2019.
The final version of the School Teachers’ pay and conditions document 2019 is now available on the Department for Education website.
In response to the recommendations in the STRB’s (School Teachers’ Review Body) 29th Report, from 1 September 2019 a 2.75% uplift has been applied to the statutory minima and maxima of all pay ranges and allowances.
Maintained schools must apply 2.75% to all teachers and leaders on the minima of their respective ranges or group ranges, for all other staff schools must determine – in accordance with their own pay policy – how to take account of the uplift to the national framework in making individual pay progression decisions. All pay uplifts will be back dated to 1 September 2019.
Further details regarding how 0.75% of the pay uplift is to be funded though the Teachers’ Pay Grant are not yet available.
We are in the process of updating our website resources (available to HR customers) to reflect these changes.
STRB receives remit from the Secretary of State for Teachers' Pay and Conditions 2020/21
The Secretary of State’s letter to the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) asking for recommendations on teachers’ pay and conditions for 2020/21 was published on 18th September 2019.
The letter requests that the element of the additional £14bn funding available between now 2022/23 spent on pay is invested “as effectively as possible to best address recruitment and retention challenges” confirming that the government is increasing the starting salary of teachers to £30,000 nationally by September 2022.
The Secretary of State requests that the STRB:
- Recommend appropriate higher starting salaries (over £30,000) for teachers in London pay areas.
- Set out additional advice to schools on the performance related pay progression pathway for classroom teachers, including advisory pay points on the main and upper pay ranges.
- Provide views on the role of progression to the upper pay range and the continued case for separate main and upper pay ranges.
- Assess adjustments that should be made to the salary and allowance ranges for classroom teachers, unqualified teachers and school leaders “to promote recruitment and retention within the bounds of affordability across the school system as a whole and in the light of my views on the need for an uplift to starting salaries”.
The letter also refers to evidence the Secretary of State will provide that demonstrates: “a strong case for schools to move towards a relatively flatter pay progression structure than is currently typical, alongside significantly higher starting and early career salaries”.
The Secretary of State does not provide an opinion how large a pay rise would be affordable for schools in 2020-21, simply setting out that the STRB “will want to ensure they are affordable within the funding settlement announced”.
The letter also confirms that as usual schools will be responsible for determining increases in individual teachers’ pay on the basis of a school-level assessment of performance.
The letter can be accessed here.
12/09/19: School Teachers’ Pay Award 2019/20 - Update
As you will be aware, the September 2019 teachers’ pay award is due to be implemented retrospectively due to the delayed publication of the STRB’s report and the subsequent consultation timetable. The exceptional political backdrop could also result in further delays. As it stands, consultation on the draft STPCD is expected to close on 13th September with the DfE producing a final version of the Document soon afterwards. The Statutory Instrument which is required to bring the STPCD into force then has to be laid before Parliament for 21 days. This can still be laid during prorogation.
There is no further update on the funding methodology at this stage.
Further information will follow when the final Document is published.
News updates from the Summer Term 2019 (up to 31.08.19) can be found on the Newsletters and Updates - Summer Term 2019 page (log in required).