The Teachers` Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) is an annual document that is part of the contract of all teachers and principals in England and Wales. The document is mandatory for all schools and local education authorities. These sections define the remuneration arrangements for principals, assistant principals, assistant principals, qualified teachers and unqualified teachers, including rules on merit pay, teaching and apprenticeship responsibility awards and other additional allowances Thus, Nick Clegg, whose broader objective is to apply to the public sector the principles that have slowed down (as he claims) the “train of bureaucracy” in the business world. A teacher-led body, reports the Guardian, “will work with Ofsted on how to implement a series of reforms on the workload of [teachers]. Each year, the document is written by the Ministry of Children, Schools and Families, which outlines the remuneration and conditions of teachers in schools. It must then be adopted through a derivative right, which is also developed annually on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education and Qualifications. The legal instrument is currently being adopted in accordance with the provisions of the Education Act 2002. Two large-scale studies conducted in English and Welsh schools show that the delegation of routine administrative tasks of teachers to support staff has given teachers more time for planning, evaluation and teaching (Hutchings et al., 2009). Benefits have also been found in terms of reducing workload and improving teachers` perceptions of stress and job satisfaction (Blatchford et al., 2012). An important part of the agreement`s strategy has been to significantly increase the number of support staff. Schools have begun to recruit more teaching assistants (TAs), to implement some existing TAs in new roles of TA SUPERS, to recruit coverage managers for class management in the absence of teachers, and to recruit new staff for existing and new roles to perform “non-pedagogical” tasks. Schools took over new administrators, finance officials, bursars, principals, reprint staff and exam officers.
In fact, the trend has continued. In 2005, nearly 1,300,000 auxiliaries worked in schools; Today, there are about 1,600,000. Today, the support staff is made up of half of the school`s staff. This section provides guidance on recent changes in teachers` salaries and conditions since the implementation of the national labour agreement between the government and trade unions.