Scottish Teachers' Superannuation Scheme

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.

Change to estimate request procedure 

Our resources are currently focussed on ensuring that retirement applications are processed and paid on time for teachers retiring at the end of this school year.  If you are looking for an estimate of your benefits, unfortunately we are currently unable to provide these at present.  We will however continue to provide estimates for members who require one urgently in the following circumstances:

• You are considering an application for ill health benefits
• You are a deferred member (not currently contributing to the scheme)

Please note that if you request an estimate and it cannot clearly be identified as falling within one of the two scenarios described above you will not receive a response to your request until September 2016. 

In the meantime, you can access your latest annual benefit statement through our secure MyPension Online Member Services.  Your latest benefit statement along with the calculators on the site will enable you to accurately calculate your own estimate of benefits.  If you are considering an offer from your employer to retire early on premature grounds please contact your employer for an estimate of benefits.

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.

Link to Scottish Government Website