Changes in education 2023/2024

Get up to speed on the key changes to government guidance that are likely to affect your school this academic year, and find resources to help you delve a bit deeper.

Last reviewed on 19 October 2023See updates
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  1. Latest STPCD published for 2023
  2. Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) updated for 2023
  3. Ofsted's inspection handbook updated for 2023
  4. Suspensions and exclusions guidance for 2023
  5. EYFS framework updated for 2023
  6. Induction for early career teachers (ECT) for 2023
  7. The white paper: upcoming changes
  8. Academy Trust Handbook 2023 now published
  9. Academies: new guidance on commissioning high-quality trusts
  10. Other changes on the horizon

We've summarised the major changes that are heading your way.

Find out more below about what's changing, and what your board needs to do. Select 'save for later' at the top if you'd like to get email alerts when we update this article with new information or resources.

Latest STPCD published for 2023

The new version of the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) is valid from 1 September 2023.

It confirms at least a 6.5% increase to all pay and allowance ranges and advisory points. The minimum salary on the main pay range sees a greater increase, which means a minimum starting salary of £30,000 for qualified teachers. These uplifts apply retrospectively from 1 September 2023

Teaching and learning responsibility (TLR) payments and special educational needs (SEN) allowances have also increased. 

There are no further changes to working conditions or schools' requirements.

The DfE has updated KCSIE – the changes come