Pay and progression

  • 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.
  • 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. Also get to grips with what you need to do if changing the duties of a TLR post, and whether you can phase out TLRs altogether.
  • Payments for overtime and out-of-school-hours activities
    Teachers and support staff can receive additional payment for working extra hours, including taking part in pupils' additional learning activities. Understand the guidance and how to calculate daily and hourly rates.
  • SEN allowances for teachers
    Know the rules on awarding special educational needs (SEN) allowances, including who should get one and how much they should receive.