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  • 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.
  • Determining leadership pay We 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 pay How 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 progression The 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 ranges Make 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.
  • 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. You can also find out information about average salaries for SBMs, and what you should consider when setting a salary for an SBM.
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  • 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.
  • 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 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 payments Your SENCO may be eligible for TLR or SEN pay awards. Find out more about these allowances and when you can award them.
  • Subject leaders should have a teaching and learning responsibility (TLR) The STPCD is clear that teachers without TLRs shouldn't be given subject leadership responsibilities. See what this means, and how you can tell if you're asking too much of teachers without TLRs.
  • Teaching and learning responsibility (TLR) payments Know the rules around what you can award, the criteria teachers need to meet, and the payment values this year.
  • 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.
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  • Calculating rates of pay How 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 outcome letters for teachers: templates Download and adapt our template pay statements and letters to inform your staff about their pay review outcomes.
  • Teachers' pay calculators Is 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 forms Find 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.
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