The Education (School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions) Order 1997

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Published: 1997-03-13

Statutory Instruments
1997 No. 755

EDUCATION, ENGLAND AND WALES
The Education (School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions) Order 1997

Made
13th March 1997

Laid before Parliament
14th March 1997

Coming into force
4th April 1997

Whereas the review body appointed under section 1(1) of the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Act 1991(1) (“the Act”) have made a report following the reference to them of certain matters;

And whereas the Secretary of State has consulted, in accordance with section 2(1) and (2) of the Act, such associations of local education authorities, such bodies representing the interests of governors of voluntary, grant-maintained and grant-maintained special schools and such bodies representing school teachers as appeared to her to be concerned;

Now, therefore, the Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 2(1), (3) and (4) and 5(4) of the Act hereby makes the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Education (School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions) Order 1997 and shall come into force on 4th April 1997.

Application

2.  This Order applies to school teachers (as defined in section 5(1) and (2) of the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Act 1991) in England and Wales.

School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions

3.  The School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document 1996(2) shall be amended with effect from 1st April 1997 as follows:

(a)in paragraph 4.1(a), for the words “A head teacher or deputy head teacher shall, until 30th November 1996,” there shall be substituted the words “During the period 1st April 1997 to 30th November 1997 a head teacher or deputy head teacher shall”;

(b)in paragraph 4.1(b), for the words “From 1st December 1996” there shall be substituted the words “From 1st December 1997”;

(c)the following tables shall be substituted for the tables in paragraph 4.3—

“Pay Spine A—1st April 1997 to 30th November 1997

Spine point
Annual salary

£

1
25,056

2
25,464

3
25,878

4
26,289

5
26,700

6
27,105

7
27,522

8
27,927

9
28,344

10
28,755

11
29,160

12
29,571

13
29,979

14
30,399

15
30,804

16
31,215

17
31,626

18
32,037

19
32,448

20
32,859

21
33,411

22
33,951

23
34,503

24
35,049

25
35,598

26
36,141

27
36,690

28
37,239

29
37,788

30
38,481

31
39,159

32
39,840

33
40,527

34
41,214

35
41,898

36
42,582

37
43,266

38
44,223

39
45,180

40
46,143

41
47,097

42
48,054

43
49,017

44
49,974

45
50,931

46
51,891

47
52,848

48
53,811

49
54,768

50
55,719

51
56,676

Pay Spine B—From 1st December 1997

Spine point
Annual salary

£

1
25,374

2
25,791

3
26,208

4
26,625

5
27,039

6
27,450

7
27,873

8
28,281

9
28,707

10
29,121

11
29,529

12
29,949

13
30,360

14
30,786

15
31,197

16
31,614

17
32,028

18
32,448

19
32,862

20
33,276

21
33,837

22
34,383

23
34,941

24
35,496

25
36,051

26
36,603

27
37,158

28
37,716

29
38,271

30
38,970

31
39,657

32
40,350

33
41,043

34
41,739

35
42,432

36
43,125

37
43,818

38
44,787

39
45,756

40
46,731

41
47,697

42
48,666

43
49,644

44
50,610

45
51,579

46
52,554

47
53,523

48
54,495

49
55,467

50
56,430

51
57,399”;

(d)the following tables shall be substituted for the tables in paragraph 4.4.2—

“Period 1st April 1997 to 30th November 1997

Head teachers

Group
Spine point
Range

£

1

3–15
25,878–30,804

2
1(S)
8–22
27,927–33,951

3
2(S)
15–29
30,804–37,788

4
3(S)
23–37
34,503–43,266

5
4(S)
31–44
39,159–49,974

6

38–51
44,223–56,676

Deputy head teachers

Group
Spine point
Range

£

1

1–8
25,056–27,927

2
1(S)
2–10
25,464–28,755

3
2(S)
4–13
26,289–29,979

4
3(S)
8–20
27,927–32,859

5
4(S)
15–26
30,804–36,141

6

22–34
33,951–41,214

From 1st December 1997

Head teachers

Group
Spine point
Range

£

1

3–15
26,208–31,197

2
1(S)
8–22
28,281–34,383

3
2(S)
15–29
31,197–38,271

4
3(S)
23–37
34,941–43,818

5
4(S)
31–44
39,657–50,610

6

38–51
44,787–57,399

Deputy head teachers

Group
Spine point
Range

£

1

1–8
25,374–28,281

2
1(S)
2–10
25,791–29,121

3
2(S)
4–13
26,625–30,360

4
3(S)
8–20
28,281–33,276

5
4(S)
15–26
31,197–36,603

6

22–34
34,383–41,739”;

(e)in paragraph 9.1(a), for the words “During the period 1st September 1996 to 30th November 1996” there shall be substituted the words “During the period 1st April 1997 to 30th November 1997”;

(f)in paragraph 9.1(b), for the words “From 1st December 1996” there shall be substituted the words “From 1st December 1997”;

(g)the following tables shall be substituted for the tables in paragraph 9.2—

“Pay Spine A—1st April 1997 to 30th November 1997

Spine point
Annual salary

£

0
12,711

0.5
13,089

1
13,473

1.5
13,872

2
14,280

2.5
14,667

3
15,057

3.5
15,459

4
15,876

4.5
16,341

5
16,824

5.5
17,322

6
17,838

6.5
18,363

7
18,906

7.5
19,464

8
20,040

8.5
20,667

9
21,318

9.5
21,972

10
22,638

10.5
23,301

11
23,985

11.5
24,924

12
25,899

12.5
26,751

13
27,627

13.5
28,710

14
29,832

14.5
30,495

15
31,173

15.5
31,866

16
32,580

16.5
33,303

17
34,044

Pay Spine B—From 1st December 1997

Spine point
Annual salary

£

0
12,873

0.5
13,254

1
13,644

1.5
14,049

2
14,463

2.5
14,853

3
15,249

3.5
15,657

4
16,077

4.5
16,548

5
17,037

5.5
17,544

6
18,063

6.5
18,597

7
19,146

7.5
19,713

8
20,295

8.5
20,931

9
21,591

9.5
22,251

10
22,926

10.5
23,598

11
24,291

11.5
25,242

12
26,229

12.5
27,090

13
27,978

13.5
29,076

14
30,213

14.5
30,885

15
31,569

15.5
32,274

16
32,994

16.5
33,726

17
34,476”;

(h)for paragraph 15.1 there shall be substituted—

“15.1—(a) During the period 1st April 1997 to 30th November 1997 an unqualified teacher (except one to whom paragraph 18 applies) shall be paid such salary based on the following pay scale as the relevant body shall determine in accordance with paragraphs 15.2 to 15.6 and 17:

Period 1st April 1997 to 30th November 1997

Scale point
Annual salary

£

1
10,689

2
11,166

3
11,634

4
12,114

5
12,600

6
13,074

7
13,557

8
14,676

9
15,942

10
16,902

15.1—(b) From 1st December 1997 an unqualified teacher (except one to whom paragraph 18 applies) shall be paid such salary based on the following pay scale as the relevant body shall determine in accordance with paragraphs 15.2 to 15.6 and 17:

From 1st December 1997

Scale point
Annual salary

£

1
10,824

2
11,307

3
11,781

4
12,270

5
12,762

6
13,242

7
13,728

8
14,862

9
16,146

10
17,118”;

(i)for paragraph 21.1 there shall be substituted—

“21.1.  A teacher serving in the London Area shall receive a London Area allowance of:

(a)if he is serving in the Inner London Area, £2,061 per annum until 30th November 1997 and £2,088 per annum on and after 1st December 1997;

(b)if he is serving in the Outer London Area, £1,356 per annum until 30th November 1997 and £1,374 per annum on and after 1st December 1997;

(c)if he is serving in the Fringe Area, £525 per annum until 30th November 1997 and £534 per annum on and after 1st December 1997.”.

Gillian Shephard
Secretary of State for Education and Employment
13th March 1997

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document 1996 (“the Document”) by uprating the amounts of salary and certain allowances. The following are increased:
(a)the head and deputy head teachers’ pay spine and ranges set out in paragraph 4 of the Document;
(b)the classroom teachers’ pay spine set out in paragraph 9 of the Document;
(c)the unqualified teachers’ pay scale set out in paragraph 15 of the Document;
(d)the London Area allowances set out in paragraph 21.1 of the Document.
In each case there are two increases, the first for the period 1st April 1997 to 30th November 1997 and the second as from 1st December 1997.
The Document is published by The Stationery Office Limited and is obtainable from Government book shops and through booksellers.
The retrospective effect of these changes is authorised by section 2(4)(f) of the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Act 1991.


(1)
1991 c. 49. The provisions of the Act extend to grant-maintained special schools by virtue of S.I. 1994/653.

(2)
ISBN 0 11 270952 4; the Document was given effect by the Education (School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions) (No. 2) Order 1996 (S.I. 1996/1816).
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