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Teachers: Pay

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 3 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of provisions for overtime pay for teachers for activities undertaken outside their contracted hours of employment. (259879)

The statutory School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD), paragraph 52, provides for the relevant body (local authority or governing body) in a maintained school to make such payments as they see fit to a teacher, including a head teacher, in respect of:

(a) continuing professional development undertaken outside the school day;

(b) activities relating to the provision of initial teacher training outside the school day;

(c) participation in out-of-school hours learning activities agreed between the teacher and the head teacher or, in the case of the head teacher, between the head teacher and the relevant body.