Additional payments for headteachersHeadteachers can receive temporary payments on top of their salary, and may still receive discretionary payments given to them in the past. Make sure you know what the rules are for both of these additional payments.
Determining leadership payWe outline how leadership pay is determined under the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) in just one page. You can also download a copy of this QuickRead as a ready-made resource to share with colleagues.
Executive headteacher payHow is pay for an executive headteacher determined? We look at the rules for setting pay for executive headteachers in maintained schools and academies. We also feature an expert discussing his experience of determining executive headteacher pay in multi-academy trusts (MATs).
Headteacher pay progressionWhat are the arrangements for headteacher pay progression? We refer to the Governance Handbook and the STPCD, which set out how governors determine headteacher pay in maintained schools. We also link to information on arrangements in academies.
Leadership pay: determining and reviewing pay rangesMake sure you know the rules about how to set pay ranges for headteachers, deputy headteachers and assistant headteachers, including in special schools, and when you can change their pay ranges. Read guidance on how you should set pay differentials and how to pay those in an acting role.
School business manager (SBM) payThere's no national pay scale for SBMs, but make sure you know who's responsible for setting their pay in your school. You can also find out information about average salaries for SBMs, and what you should consider when setting a salary for an SBM.
Changing teaching and learning responsibilities (TLRs)Can changes be made to the school's TLR structure? We look at the circumstances under which TLR structures can be changed, as well as salary safeguarding provisions, changing the duties of a TLR post and phasing out TLRs altogether.
Payments for overtime and out-of-school hours activitiesIs there guidance on paying staff for work done outside of their contracted hours? We look at guidance on additional payments for teachers who participate in out-of-school learning activities. We also look at overtime pay for support staff and senior leaders.
SEN allowances for teachersKnow the rules on awarding special educational needs (SEN) allowances, including which roles you'll need to pay them to and how to determine how much to award. Also find out whether SEN allowances can be held with a TLR payment, and when you can withdraw an SEN allowance.
SENCOs: additional paymentsAre teachers entitled to a pay increase if they become SENCOs? This article looks at provisions in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) for additional allowances for teachers.
Subject leadership without a TLRCan teachers be given subject leadership responsibilities without a TLR? We look at the requirements set out in the STPCD, and relay advice from a union and One Education.
Time off in lieu (TOIL)There’s no statutory entitlement to TOIL, so it’s for you to decide whether to offer this to staff. Read on for more on TOIL for teachers and support staff, so you can decide what to do in your school.
Annual salary statements for support staff: templatesWe link to 2 templates for annual pay statements for support staff, and also relay information from Acas on the requirements for information about pay. We also link to the 'Green Book', which sets out the conditions of service for support staff.
Calculating pay for term-time only staffHow you calculate this will depend on whether you're a maintained school or academy. Understand how calculations are determined, and where to find further information. Also, see an update on a court case on calculating holiday pay.
Pay progression for support staffDetermining pay progression for support staff can be a tricky issue. We explain who is ultimately responsible for determining progression procedures and what requirements exist under the Green Book. We also link to examples of procedures used in schools and a MAT.
Pay scales and allowances for support staffUpdatedDetermine how your support staff should be paid using this article. Find out who's responsible for determining pay scales in different school types and see examples of expectations for staff at different pay grades. You can also read guidance on carrying out job evaluations.
Teaching assistants: pay scales and progressionPay scales for teaching assistants and higher level teaching assistants are determined locally, as are career progression arrangements. Read on for examples of pay scales, and further information on career progression options.
Pay award for teachers in 2020Make sure you know what the planned teacher pay rises for 2020/21 are, as well as how you'll have to apply them. Find the pay ranges in the current STPCD all in one place.
Pay progression on the main pay rangeWhat are the criteria for teachers progressing along the MPR? We set out DfE guidelines for schools on judging performance on the main pay range (MPR). We also outline advice from one of our associate education experts and examples of criteria for progression along the MPR.
Performance-related pay: judging good and outstanding performanceWhat criteria could schools use to determine outstanding teacher performance? We relay suggestions from one of our associate education experts. We also refer to DfE advice on the criteria used in pay progression, and link to examples of performance criteria from a school.
Recruitment and retention awardsCan you supply benefits to recruit and retain staff? We look at regulations under the STPCD and the Green Book for recruitment and retention awards, and set out union advice on paying retention allowances to teachers. We also look at references to these payments in pay policies.
Teachers' pay grant: what you need to knowUpdatedGet to grips with upcoming changes to the way teacher pay grants will be funded from 2021. Find out how your school's allocation will be calculated, and how you can spend the grant.
Unqualified teachers: payMake sure you know how unqualified teachers should be paid in your school. Take a look at our overview of the pay range and allowance for unqualified teachers, and how their pay progression should be handled.
Calculating rates of payHow do we calculate daily and hourly rates of pay? We relay advice on how to calculate the daily and hourly rates of pay of full-time and part-time teachers. We also look at daily rates of pay for supply and agency teachers, as well as support staff.
Pay statements and letters for teachersAre there pay statements for teachers? We have worked with one of our associate experts to develop KeyDoc salary statement templates. We have also worked with other associate experts to produce template letters. This article also includes guidance on pay statements.
Reducing a teacher's payCan we lower a teacher's salary? Any pay increase awarded to a teacher on the main, upper or unqualified teacher pay range is permanent as long as he/she remains employed at the same school. We refer to the STPCD, and DfE and union guidance, and relay advice from ASCL.
Teachers' pay calculatorsIs there a teachers' pay calculator? We link to examples of pay calculators, and explain that the Department for Education (DfE) is no longer publishing an official pay calculator.
Upper pay range (UPR) application formsDownload our template application form for your teachers to use when applying to the UPR, also known as 'crossing the threshold'. Also, look at examples of local authority and school application forms to help you with creating your own.
Upper pay range (UPR): criteria to meet when applyingWhat criteria must a teacher meet to move to the upper pay range? We relay advice from three of our associate education experts on interpreting the criteria for progression onto the upper pay range (UPR). We also include a case study from a teaching school.
Upper pay range (UPR): decision letters to applicantsAre there examples of decision letters to UPR applicants? We refer to model letters used by a school for informing teachers of outcomes of applications to progress to the upper pay range (UPR), and letters from a union. We also relay expert guidance on what decision letters should contain.