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. See guidance from the STPCD and the Department for Education.
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.
Headteacher pay progressionThe Governance Handbook and the STPCD set out how governors determine headteacher pay in maintained schools. Learn about the process and your governing board's requirements, plus see an example pay progression policy.
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)Learn about the circumstances under which TLR structures can be changed, as well as when salary safeguarding will apply, what you need to do if changing the duties of a TLR post, and whether you can phase out TLRs altogether.
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 paymentsYour SENCO may be eligible for TLR or SEN pay awards. Find out more about these allowances and when you can award them.
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, including information about recent updates to this process.
Support staff: pay scales and progressionPay scales for support staff such as teaching assistants (TAs) are determined locally, as are their career progression arrangements. Read on for information on how to set your pay scales and progression frameworks.
Pay award for teachers in 2020Make sure you know what the teacher pay rises for 2020/21 are, as well as how to apply them. Find the pay ranges in the current STPCD all in one place.
Pay progression on the main pay rangeTeachers employed under the STPCD must be considered for pay progression annually. See DfE guidance on judging performance on the main pay range (MPR), and read expert advice on how to assess teachers' performance and who ultimately makes the decision.
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 awardsSchool staff employed under the STPCD and the Green Book can receive recruitment and retention awards in certain circumstances. Read guidance, including union advice, and download our template letter for notifying staff when you want to grant a payment.
Teachers' pay grant: what you need to knowGet 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 allowances for unqualified teachers, and how to manage their pay progression.
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.
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 process and formsFind out the requirements under the STPCD for applying to the UPR. Get tips to help you develop an application process that's fair and transparent, and download our template application form that your teachers can use when applying.