Your Scottish Teachers' pension scheme

Important COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: Reduced telephony service

To date, we’ve followed Scottish and UK Government guidance and taken the appropriate preventative measures to protect our colleagues and services. We’re well prepared for the spread of the virus and ready to continue to deliver core services.

To focus on this we’ll be temporarily operating a reduced telephony service with our teams responding to ill health, injury and bereavement enquiries only.

For employers: For any data related enquiries please log in to EDM online and contact us using secure messaging or SPPAEDM-Enquiry@gov.scot

For all other enquiries, please contact: sppacontactus@gov.scot

We’ll update our website when our full service is restored. The SPPA appreciate your understanding and patience at this time. A SPPA Covid-19 FAQ can be found here.  

There are currently two occupational pension schemes for teachers in Scotland, the Scottish Teachers' Superannuation Scheme (STSS) and the Scottish Teachers’ Pension Scheme 2015 (STPS 2015).

These schemes are administered by the Scottish Public Pensions Agency on behalf of Scottish Ministers. SPPA is also responsible for scheme regulations and for all the administrative tasks required to serve over 73,000 active members, more than 21,000 deferred members and over 79,000 pensioners and dependants.

The two schemes are statutory and guaranteed by law, providing pensions and life assurance for teachers in Scotland.

Access our Teachers Factors.

Please click on the title above to see all the Teachers Forms.

A basic guide to tax on pensions.