This one day training course is essential for anyone that has to process payroll for education establishments in the UK.

Who is this course aimed at?

Individuals, and teams, responsible for processing payroll in schools, colleges and universities in England and Wales should attend this course, whether they are processing payroll in-house or on behalf of their clients. It will also benefit anyone looking to extend their payroll service provision in this complex area.

Why should I invest in this course?

The course focuses on contractual elements of payroll for schools, colleges and universities. It will give you an understanding of the legislation associated with payroll in the education sector in England and Wales and the various issues you will face.

Course content

  • Statutory sources for terms and conditions of employment
  • Teachers pension regulations
  • Local government pension regulations
  • Statutory sources for terms and conditions of employment
  • The ‘burgundy book’
  • The ‘green book’
  • Local education authorities
  • School teachers pay and conditions document
  • Employment Rights Act 1996
  • Part-time workers (prevention and less favourable treatments regulations 2000)
  • Fixed term employees (prevention and less favourable treatment) regulations 2002
  • Working Time Regulations 1998
  • Changes implemented to local government pension from April 2014
    • Significant changes to teachers pensions introduced from April 2015
  • School terms
    • Term only contracts
  • Salary determination and notification
  • Part-time teachers
  • Allowances and additional payments
    • Performance payments to seconded teachers
    • Out of school hours learning activities
    • Recruitment and retention incentives and benefits
    • Residential duties
    • Chartered London Teacher Status
  • Discretionary payments to head teachers
  • Unqualified teachers
  • Deduction of salary
  • Starters and leavers
  • General safeguarding
    • Before 1 January 2006
    • Posts taken up on, or after, 1 January 2006
  • Time-limited safeguarding principle
  • Effect on safeguarding for temporary promotion
  • Safeguarding for leadership group teachers, advanced skills teachers and excellent teachers
  • Teaching and learning responsibility (TLR) payments
  • Special educational needs (SEN) allowance
  • Supply teachers
  • Statutory payments
  • Support staff
    • Working week
    • Compensation
    • Weekend working
    • Night working
    • Public holidays


Course aims

Upon completion, delegates should be able to:

  • Fully understand the complex changes to government pension schemes implemented in April 2014 and further changes introduced in April 2015 to the teachers pension
  • Understand the contractual elements of payroll for their educational establishment
  • Understand the legislation associated with payroll for educational establishments and where to go for clarification

Booking information

Closing date for bookings is two weeks prior to the course date.