The ‘School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions document 2022’ School teachers’ pay and conditions document 2022 and guidance on school teachers’ pay and conditions (publishing.service.gov.uk) and ‘Implementing your school’s approach to pay’ – October 2022 Implementing your school’s approach to pay: October 2022 (publishing.service.gov.uk) gives clear guidance outlining that teachers are entitled to be able to apply to go through the Upper Pay Range. Excerpts from the documents are below:
- Qualified teachers may apply to be paid on the upper pay range at least once a year in line with their school’s pay policy. Page 22, School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document 2022
- It is the responsibility of the teacher to decide whether they wish to apply to be paid on the upper pay range. P22, Implementing your school’s approach to pay – October 2022
This statutory guidance means that the Upper Pay Range cannot be removed from the school’s pay policy.