This week, the government made a commitment to remove performance-related pay (PRP) in schools by September.
The Workload Reduction Taskforce presented its initial findings, which included the removal of the “significant administrative / workload burden” of PRP, which they also noted “works poorly in practice and does not have a commensurate positive impact on teaching and learning.”
The measure, announced as part of an overall aim to reduce teacher workload by 5 hours per week, could make it more straightforward to progress through the teaching pay scale.
The government has now indicated that it will work with teaching unions, and communicate their final PRP changes by the Spring of 2024, giving schools time to prepare for the 2024 – 2025 academic year.
Our View On Potential Changes to Performance Related Pay
We welcome any measures that could make the lives of teachers, and school leaders, easier. Where administrative tasks are removed, it allows staff to focus more time on making a positive impact on pupils in the classroom. The removal of additional administrative tasks and easier progression through the pay scales mean that 2024 could be a fantastic year to work in schools.
We’ll keep this page updated as more details emerge over the coming months.