The Teachers’ Pay Grant (TPG) provides funding for schools to support teachers’ pay awards.
The Teachers’ Pension Employer Contribution Grant (TPECG) supports schools and local authorities with the cost of the increase in employer contributions to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, which came into effect on 1 September 2019.
In 2021 to 2022, most of the TPG and TPECG for schools and academies was paid through the National Funding Formulae (NFF), instead of as separate grants. Separate grants continued to be paid in respect of both early years and 16 to 19 provision.
Key allocation changes and details of how the TPG and TPECG will be paid in 2022 to 2023 are outlined below.
TPG and TPECG for Reception to Year 11
This will continue to be paid through the NFF and is therefore part of core funding.
TPG and TPECG for Early Years
Early years TPG and TPECG will be funded through a separate grant, with allocations in April 2022 and October 2022.
TPG for 16 to 19 provision in Schools and Academies
A separate allocation in April 2022 will cover the period up to the start of academic year 2022 to 2023.
No separate allocations will be made in the academic year 2022 to 2023, because the grant is incorporated into the national funding rate for 16 to 19 programme funding and therefore is included in the 16 to 19 funding allocation.
TPECG for 16 to 19 provision in Schools and Academies
This will be funded through a separate grant, with allocations in April 2022 and October 2022.
How will these grants be calculated for 2022 to 2023?
The grants will be based on the published per pupil rates set out in the Teachers’ pay grant methodology and Teachers’ pension employer contribution grant methodology.
These per pupil rates have remained the same since September 2019.