Scottish Teachers' Superannuation Scheme

Thinking of retiring in 2018?
Check your benefit statement to get an idea of the pension you may receive. If you haven't already done so, you can register for our on-line services to access your benefit statement. For Premature retirement estimates, contact your employer for information.

Deferred estimates will now be delayed until September. We will now be focussing until August on processing  the summer retirements. You must have the application with us 3 months before your retirement age. Both you and your employer must complete form TEACH:RET - send it now.

We process summer retirements from April, you don't need to wait until three months before your retirement date to apply. Furter information is available in our Pre-retirement factsheet.

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.

Link to Scottish Government Website