Policies & Guidance

From this page, you can download our regional model HR policies, access useful guidance documents and relevant legislation. For all other HR policies and guidance documents, please contact your Local Authority's HR Department.

Regional Model HR Policies: 

ERW Model Teachers’ Pay Policy 2016/17

ERW Model Capability Procedure for Teachers and Headteachers

Guidance Documents:

Department for Education – School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document 2016

Education Workforce Council – Guide to Using Social Media Responsibly (February 2016)

Welsh Government – National Model for Regional Working (November 2015)

Welsh Government – Revitalising People Management in Schools (April 2015)


Performance Management Guidance Documents

Recruitment & Selection Guidance Documents


Relevant Legislation:

Links to the key legislation which relates to staffing of schools in Wales can be found below. It should be noted that there is also a wealth of generic, employment legislation that schools are required to comply with. It is therefore always important to seek advice from your Local Authority HR Department in respect of employment-related matters, prior to taking any action.

Education Act 2002

Education (Wales) Act 2014

The Federation of Maintained Schools (Wales) Regulations 2014

The Government of Maintained Schools (Wales) Regulations 2005

The Staffing of Maintained Schools (Wales) Regulations 2006

The Staffing of Maintained Schools (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014


Local Authorites Swansea-Abertawe Neath Port Talbot - Castell Nedd Port-Talbot Ceredigion Carmarthenshire - Sir Gaerfyrddin Pembrokeshire-Sir Benfro Powys

ERW is an alliance of 6 local authorities governed by a legally constituted joint committee. Its aim is to implement the agreed regional strategy and business plan to support school improvement.