Issue details

Schools Teacher and Leeds City Council Teacher Pay Policies 2020/21

The national teacher pay award and School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) will come into force on 14th October 2020.

Leeds will adopt the advisory pay points set by the DfE which range from 2.75% to 5.5% for new teachers in line with the Government’s agenda to reach a 30k starting salary by 2022/23. 

For 2020/21 LCC had budgeted a total pay bill increase of 2.75%. However the nationally agreed wage bill increase is 3.1%. Leeds estimate the local pay bill increase to be 3%. The additional costs to Leeds schools are expected to exceed 600k, subject to DfE funding. Decision required on accepting these additional costs.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 08/10/2020

Decision due: Not before 6th Nov 2020 by Director of Resources and Housing

Lead director: Director of Resources and Housing

Department: Resources and Housing

Contact: Carol Gill, Head of Business Change (HR) Email:

Consultation process

Negotiation meetings with schools Trade Unions. Consultation with Leeds Headteachers via regular communications in HR newsletter and DoCS schools bulletin. 

Engagement with HRLT, Children’s Services and Executive member.


Recognised school trade unions; NEU, NASUWT, NAHT, ASCL. All Leeds Headteachers and Chairs of Governors. Director of Children’s Services and Head of Learning Improvement.