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.
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. Also find information about average salaries for SBMs, and what you should consider when setting a salary, including for SBMs on the SLT.
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.
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 information on how to set your pay scales and progression frameworks, plus how to determine pay for support staff on the SLT.
Pay award for teachers in 2021Make sure you know what the teacher pay ranges and, teaching and learning responsibility (TLR) payments for 2021/22 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.
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.
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 payUnderstand how to calculate daily and hourly rates of pay for full-time and part-time teachers, as well as daily rates of pay for supply teachers and support staff. You'll find guidance for maintained schools and academies.
Upper pay range (UPR): application process and criteriaFind out the requirements under the STPCD for applying to progress to the UPR. Get tips to help you develop an application process that's fair and transparent, and download our template application form for your teachers to use when applying.