Scottish Teachers' Superannuation Scheme
Changes to nominated partner benefits: On 8 February 2017, the Supreme Court decided that refusing a claim on the grounds that a nomination form had not been completed despite the underlying conditions being met is incompatible with Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights and was therefore unlawful. Read more here
From now until August 2017, the Teacher's retirement team will be focusing on end of school year retirement applications. If you want an estimate of benefits: Active members can access their latest Annual Statement on Mypension Online. For Premature retirement estimates, contact your employer. Deferred member estimates will be delayed.
SPPA administers the Scottish Teachers' Superannuation Scheme (STSS) on behalf of Scottish Ministers and are also responsible for scheme regulations. SPPA is responsible for all administrative tasks carried out in respect of current and past (deferred) members and STSS pensioners.
You can find the current STSS rules in the Regulations section of this site. Our Policy Branch are responsible for updating these regulations in line with the policies determined by the Scottish Parliament and the UK Government.
The scheme is statutory and guaranteed by law, providing pensions and life assurance for those employed as teachers in Scotland. If you change employer and work in a different part of the UK, you may wish to transfer your pension rights to maintain a continuous pension record.
These pages are designed to provide as much information as possible, whether you are a current member, deferred member, a pensioner receiving benefits from the scheme, or an employer.