School Logo Borough Logo

Leadership Update

and Schools Bulletin

Get in touch

Contact Details


Message to Schools Teachers Pay 2023

Message to all schools including academies


Dear All, below is the timetable for the confirmation of the teachers’ pay award for this year.



  • 13 October 2023 - STPCD laid in parliament and became law
  • 13 October to 3 November 2023 - 21 day praying period. Highly unlikely to change during this time but allows MP to raise any objections on the draft Teachers Pay Order. 
  • 3 November 2023 - Praying period ends – which is the formal end of the process and means that the pay award can be applied.
  • Backdated to 1 September 2023.

Pay award

In line with the recommendations in the STRB’s 33rd Report, from 1 September 2023 a 6.5% increase will be applied to all pay and allowance ranges and advisory points, except M1 where the increase is 6.8%.

Attached you will find the council’s updated pay scales. These are also published on the AfC Leadership site.


Your school will need to decide based on your pay policy, how you will apply the pay award. I appreciate that this may take time if you need Governing Body approval.


Once you have a decisionyou will need to advise payroll, please email Please do not email me with your instructions.  


If you have your own pay scales, which do not reflect the RBWM pay scales, you will need to send a copy of your updated pay scales to Payroll.


6 November is the 4th working day of the month, so if can get your instructions to payroll by that date at the latest then they can apply the pay award in November.