Management Information Sheet

Educator Solutions Budget Planner Software - Teachers Pay for Schools

MI Sheet TypeAction
To Be Completed By: 05/11/2018
MI Number:149/18
Publication Date:02/11/2018 12:00:00
LA Contact:Finance and Business Services Team (01603 307758)
Audience:Headteachers/Governors/Finance Staff
Links:Educator Solutions Budget Planner Salary Costs Update.pdf

Educator Solutions Budget Planner Software - Teachers Pay for Schools

The final STPCD 2018 was issued on Friday 14th September and this confirmed the uplifts to teachers' pay as in the draft document:

  • 3.5% to the minima and maxima of the unqualified pay range and main pay range.
  • 2% to the minima and maxima of the upper pay range, leading practitioner pay range and all allowances.
  • 1.5% to the minima and maxima of the leadership pay ranges.

Schools must set their own pay policies so they will have to apply the pay award according to that policy. Those schools which employ staff under the STPCD must ensure that anyone at the minima of the pay range has their pay increased to the new minima.

The budget planner software has taken account of the options available for schools and the attached document explains how your software can be updated to allow for your individual schools' pay policy.

For future years, in discussion with the Finance Consultative Group, Educator Solutions HR and academy trusts we have included within the budget planning software a 2% inflation increase year on year as part of the uplift in pay scales. It must be stressed that this is an estimated uplift as the DfE have not yet provided any further guidance on future years.

NB: It is important that the correct steps are taken to ensure your school is budgeting accurately to the latest approved pay scales.

Teachers Pay Grant - What to Budget

The Government have provided some guidance on the teachers' pay grant, which is intended to help with the cost of the pay award. The grant has been calculated by taking the annual pay bill for teachers, including additional costs such as pensions and national insurance, and then applying "the average percentage uplift of the announced 2018/2019 pay award" and subtracting 1% (the amount of uplift which schools may have anticipated and budgeted for.)

Funding has been divided between primary, secondary and special schools and reflects the size of the teacher wage bill for each sector.

The payment will be made in the Autumn term on a per pupil basis as follows:

Rate in 2018 to 2019* (£)Rate in 2019 to 2020 (£)
Primary School16.4028.29
Secondary School26.5445.56
Special schools65.65113.46

*Payments in 2018/2019 are payable for the period between September 18 and 31 March 2019, so are based on 7/12 of the annual amount.

For schools with fewer than 100 pupils, funding will be allocated as if they had 100 pupils so please budget accordingly. We are advising to budget the grant against subjective code 99120 and will notify you if anything changes. For 2-4 year olds in mainstream schools, the DfE have used the headcount of children in funded early years places, from the January 2018 census. For pupils in mainstream schools aged 5-16, the DfE have used the headcount of pupils, from the October 2017 census. For pupils in mainstream schools aged 16-19, the DfE have used the pupil numbers from the 2018 to 2019 academic year funding allocations, with full time equivalents (FTEs). You can search via financial-year-allocations to obtain your schools grant allocation and supporting information.

Your Finance Support Officer will be able to provide assistance at your scheduled autumn term meetings. If you have already received your scheduled visit then the teachers pay and grant can be included when you receive your revision 3 visit. Alternatively, if you would prefer this gets applied to your budget as soon as possible, please feel free to contact us on 01603 307758 and one of our members on the helpline will assist.

Please discuss in the first instance with your Finance Support Officer any budget implications that the above may cause.