Schools pay and reward review – context and consultation documents

Many employees working for Surrey, or in a Surrey school, are employed on Surrey Pay terms and conditions. These terms are set by Surrey County Council (SCC) and reviewed every year as part of a pay settlement.

In 2016, we completed a substantial review of our pay and rewards. The pay settlement for non-schools employees on Surrey Pay was part of the first phase of the pay and reward review and resulted in a collective agreement which incorporated the changes into individual contracts of employment with effect from July 2016.

Those on Surrey Pay who work for, or in, a school received a different pay settlement from non-schools employees on Surrey Pay.

In May 2017, we started the Schools pay and reward review, which covers employees on Surrey Pay who work for or in schools. Phase one of the review has been focused on the proposed introduction and implementation of job families.

Consultation materials

Below are the materials needed to undertake individual formal staff consultation discussions:

  • Handout (colour purple) (PDF): Provided to all attendees at the briefing sessions.
  • Resource pack (colour green) (PDF): Provided to Bursars and Schools Business Managers at the briefing sessions.
  • Powerpoint presentation (PDF): Briefing on the Job Family and Apprenticeships.
  • Job family workforce data spreadsheet (XLS): To record mapping outcomes and feedback
  • Job family toolkit: This webpage is password protected. Login details were emailed to Bursars/School Business Managers for maintained schools. The toolkit is available to Academies for a small fee.
  • Template letters: Again, password protected and accessed via the job family toolkit login.
  • Job families poster: To be downloaded and displayed around the school to raise awareness of the job families among schools staff.

Maintained schools

Maintained schools have been asked to:

  1. Complete the consultation process as set out in the Powerpoint and Resource pack.
  2. Raise staff awareness : We have designed a poster that can be printed and displayed around your school to raise awareness among support staff about the proposed job families.
  3. Return the Job Family Workforce Data Sheet (JFWDS) forms : Schools now have until 17 July 2017 to return the JFWDS and feedback from the consultation about the proposed job families.
  4. Hold onto the new role profile templates : At this stage you are not required to create or send back any updated support staff role profiles as part of the mapping exercise. As we are currently in the process of consultation about the proposed job families, there may be further changes made to the template documents once we have considered feedback from all schools.


Academies have been able to access relevant information and guidance on how to buy the Job families toolkit for academies for a small fee.

Further information

Bursars / Head Teachers can get specialist advice about the role mapping process by contacting their Babcock HR Consultant directly at

Files available to download