• Additional payments for headteachers Headteachers 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.
  • Assistant/deputy headteachers: calculating pay ranges Understand how to set pay ranges for new assistant and deputy headteachers. Plus, find out when you should review pay ranges, how to set pay differentials and how to pay those in an acting role.
  • Headteacher pay progression Understand how headteacher pay is determined and see an example pay progression policy.
  • Headteachers: calculating pay ranges Learn how to set pay ranges for headteachers, including executive headteachers, and use our calculator to find the right headteacher pay group for your school. Read guidance on how you should set pay differentials, how to pay those in an acting role, and when you can change pay ranges.
  • Paying headteachers above the headteacher group There are 2 ways for headteachers employed under the STPCD to be paid above the headteacher group. Learn how this works, including the limits you need to keep to.
  • School business manager (SBM) pay There's no national pay scale for SBMs, but make sure you know who's responsible for setting their pay in your school. Also find information about average salaries for SBMs, and what you should consider when setting a salary, including for SBMs on the SLT.
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  • Annual salary statements for support staff Understand the requirements on pay statements for support staff and see an example annual salary statement.
  • Calculating pay for term-time only staff How 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.
  • Pay award for school support staff The pay award for 2021-22 has been agreed. Understand what's changed, so you can reflect any increases in your budget.
  • Support staff: pay scales and progression Pay scales for support staff such as teaching assistants (TAs) are determined locally, as are their career progression arrangements. Read information on how to set your pay scales and progression frameworks, plus how to determine pay for support staff on the SLT.
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