Pay progression for teachers in maintained schools in England is linked to their performance.
NEU pressure has helped to ensure that pay progression is still the norm, but NEU surveys have revealed that it is a problem for some teachers. As with other pay issues, it is essential that members act collectively to support pay progression in the school.
In Wales, PRP has been abolished in favour of experience-related pay progression and national pay scales for Wales have been implemented. The advice below relates to the position in England where PRP has not yet been abolished. Members in Wales should refer to the separate teacher pay arrangements in STPCD Wales.
All teachers below the maximum of the main or upper pay range are entitled to be considered for pay progression every year - it is not an application process.
Teachers in Wales should progress on the pay scale automatically unless subject to the capability procedure.
The NEU advice and guidance will be updated when the 2023-24 School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document is published, but please note that the key points from the NEU advice and guidance documents remain valid.